This image was made from samples taken during a scientific cruise in the Pacific. Water was filtered to concentrate the organisms that were present, then dried onto a thin sheet of plastic and then shadowed with a fine layer of metal to provide contrast. The preparation was then observed with an electron-microscope. This technique has been used to document the diversity of marine microbes, especially, protists in the oceans. According to Jeremy Young, this is a fragment of a coccosphere of Umbilicosphaera sibogae. These images were taken by Naja Voers and provided courtesy of K Buck (MBARI, California) Image copyright: Naja Voers, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Protists of the Pacific Ocean
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