“This is a larger foraminifera – a single-celled organism which lives in the tropical, shallow seas of the world. This particular one lived around 50 million years ago in what is now Tanzania. By studying the evolution of these organisms through time we can investigate how tropical areas respond to extreme climate events, such as rapid climate warming, and hopefully understand more about what a warmer future in the modern-day tropics may look like.”
– fantastic image! Such a fascinating combination of geology, evolution & climate change research!