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Micropaleontology
A microscopic foraminifera showing corrosion

A recent study of foraminifera found both good and bad news in two highly industrialized Puget Sound embayments. 

fossil specimen photographed for paleontology database

The Burke's paleontological collections are accessible and searchable in this online database.

white shell fossil on a black background

This website provides an illustrated guide to the benthic foraminifera found in Puget Sound.

microscope focused on tiny fossilized creatures known as foraminifera

Foraminifera are tiny one-celled marine organisms that live on the sea floor and have a big story to tell about the health of Puget Sound.

What are foraminifera? What can they tell us about the health of Puget Sound? 

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