London, United Kingdom
Calcareous Phytoplankton, Sem
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Calcareous phytoplankton. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the external mineralised structure (coccosphere) of a small marine algal organism (phytoplankton) called a coccolithophore. Coccospheres are made up of coccoliths, which are individual plates of calcite crystals. Magnification x3000 when printed 10 centimetres wide.
May 12th, 2013
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