SEM image of Foraminifera

SEM image of foraminifera

Detailed Description

Foraminifera are single celled protists that secrete calcium carbonate tests (shells). Different species are recognized by their appearance, and each has its own range of environmental tolerances (for example, temperature and salinity), making past environmental interpretations possible. 


Image Dimensions: 1796 x 496

Location Taken: Reston, VA, US