Sunday, February 10, 2013

Peneroplis plantus Foraminifera

This looks like a Peneroplis plantus foraminifera. It was found at Pago Beach on the island of Guam. Image is magnified 40 times under a microscope which should equate to a 1 mm field of view.

Learn more at the Foraminifera blog: http://foraminifer.blogspot.com/2010/01/peneroplis-planatus-optical-image.html

Thanks to Pam for obtaining the specimen and Herb for the processed material.

Update: I found another one and here is its picture.


2 comments:

Tony Edger said...

A beautiful image. Thanks for posting and alerting me to the foraminifera.eu blog (which I should have known about).

Kentuckiana Mike said...

Thanks. I posted another one. They are not quite as common as the star sand foram found in the Guam samples.
foraminifera.eu is a great a site!