Real-World Sampling

What are Foraminifera? why do scientists study them? How do scientists collect samples in the environment?

Collecting at Explorers Cove
diver under the iceDiving under the ice to find forams.
Watch divers in action!
About Foraminifera
picture of Homotrema on a coral reefMeet Cellzilla! Foraminiferans are some of the biggest single-celled organisms, and they're an important part of the seafloor ecosystem.
Antarctic Forams
several Antarctic foramsThe forams in the Explorers Cove ecosystem.