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We produce and distribute
models of foraminifera. Foraminifera (forams) are microscopic,
shell-producing protozoa that have populated ancient and modern
seas for hundreds of millions of years. Their tiny shells, about
the size of the period at the end of this sentence, constitute
the largest bulk of marine sediments on earth. As fossils, they
are found in terrestrial sedimentary rocks as evidence of former
Until recently, Foram
shells could only be studied under a microscope. Now, sophisticated
techniques make it possible to produce enlarged Foram Models of
such accuracy that their readily distinguishable characteristics
can be studied in class and laboratory settings (even by the visually
impaired), and used effectively in museum displays.
Students can identify
and compare Forams easily through the scrupulously accurate details
provided by 40 enlarged models, each representing a different
genus. The models, approximately 3 inches (7.5 cm.) in diameter,
are tough, impact-resistant, solid and durable.
These models are on display in museums and aquariums, and are
used by universities, high schools, and laboratories all over
Please click on one
of the following:
Original preparation of these models was done by micropaleontologist
Julian Kane, who did pioneering work on Foram correlations with
climate patterns and also with bay pollution.
Questions or Comments?
Send e-mail to MurielKane@Optonline.Net
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