Thursday, August 3, 2017

Ostracods - unshaven

Apparently not all Ostracods shave in the morning

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Foraminifera Field work in Portugal

Field work in Portugal - 10 days in April 2016. 

Brian did a great job in choosing the localities and finding out about their stratigraphy. Now the 22kg of samples wait to be processed. 

See the results in the Catalogue of Portuguese Foraminifera at 

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.

Find more and full sized images of her at

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.
Details at

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

Monday, November 18, 2013

Miocene Foraminifera - hundreds of images added


A mayor work on Miocene Foraminifera is the revision of D'Orbignys "The Fossil Foraminifera of the Tertiary Basin of Vienna". Its hundreds of SEM images are now integrated in our database courtesy of the Geological Survey of Austria at

Cheers Michael