Foraminiferan shell, SEM

Foraminiferan shell, SEM

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Caption: Foraminiferan shell, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). Foraminifera are marine single-celled marine protozoa that construct and inhabit a calcium carbonate shell composed of several chambers. Most live on the sea bottom, feeding using amoeba-like pseudopodia that are extruded through the pores seen here. This specimen is from the Caribbean.

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