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. These may be hoop coccliths from Ceratolithus. 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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