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Spiral shell?

#1 Post by 75RR » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:33 pm

Plan 16x/0.35, DIC, 330µm, 22 image stack in Photoshop
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#2 Post by KurtM » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:49 am

Looks like a foram to me.
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Re: Spiral shell?

#3 Post by cuxlander » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:48 am

@75RR
definitely a foram,
see my posting viewtopic.php?f=6&t=5818
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#4 Post by KurtM » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:01 am

A lovely image too, I might add...
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#5 Post by 75RR » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:37 am

Many thanks cuxlander and KurtM

Nothing like seeing my comment to your post "Some Forams from Indian Ocean" to remind me that I should have known what they were! :)
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#6 Post by KurtM » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:25 am

Besides being very pretty, the fascinating aspect of your image is that it looks as though the animal may still be extant in it. I really don't know a lot about foram biology/morphology (please excuse me, I'm largely uneducated), except that they're more or less similar to testate amoebae. It's really a very interesting thing to follow "Google trails" on.
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Re: Spiral shell?

#7 Post by 75RR » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:07 pm

Plan 40x/0.65, DIC, 145µm, 15 image stack in Photoshop

This one was taken a week ago. Including it now because it seems to show some internals.
Found on alga washed up on the beach so assuming it is one of the planktonic foraminifers.
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