STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Foraminiferan. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Globigerina sp. This marine protozoan lives near the surface of the sea and constitutes one type of the sea's plankton. It constructs a delicate, multi- chambered shell around itself, from which emerge spiny appendages. The purpose of these appendages is not fully understood. Magnification: x100 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
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