Monday, February 11, 2019

Aran Island Microscopic Sea Creature Remains

 Continuing with yesterday's posting about microscopic sea creature remains found near Killagoola, Aran Islands, Ireland. The first image is of an unidentified echinoid spine and the 2nd image is an unidentified yet colorful gastropod. Thanks to Kenny for the images. Neither specimen appears to be a fossil yet.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Foraminiferas from Ireland

I do not think these remains of microscopic creatures are fossils yet. Here are three images of some foraminifera found near the Plassey ship wreck, Killagoola, Aran Islands off coast of Galway, Ireland. They have a fields of view (FOV) ranging from 1-2 mm. Thanks to Kenny for these images.
Years ago, I traveled to the Aran Islands while visiting Ireland and it was a rough boat ride. Too bad at the time I was not aware of all the neat microscopic remains to found on the beaches.

Below is a map showing approximately where everything was found.