Monday, December 15, 2014

Carlas Compositions of foraminifera

Carla sent us several nice compositions of Foraminifera. She is a sand-sample collector and artist from The Nethlerands.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Foraminifera of Rupelian age

Dieter ( made micrographs of forams found in Rupelian (Oligocene) material from Malliss, Northern Germany

A field trip will lead us to this clay-pit on the 31th of August.
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Monday, May 12, 2014

Larger Oligocene Foraminifera from France

A couple of weeks ago I received a package of 400g from Adrian - one of the few contributors for, who sends us samples. Adrian is a malacologist.
It contained quite well preservered sediments from the Oligocene (Chattian) of Southern France. Now we in Hamburg have made some SEMs and Bernard Remaud nice optical images. My identifications are Lepidocyclina sp. and Miogypsina bantamensis.
Recommendations of literature on such Oligocene/Miocene larger foraminifera are welcome and maybe send via PM.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 Newsletter 2014 is out

Our richly illustrated newsletter 2014 is out. You may get it for free via email. Just contact me. Michael Hesemann