globigerina


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globigerina

(ɡləʊˌbɪdʒəˈraɪnə)
n, pl -nas or -nae (-niː)
1. (Animals) any marine protozoan of the genus Globigerina, having a rounded shell with spiny processes: phylum Foraminifera (foraminifers)
2. (Animals) globigerina ooze a deposit on the ocean floor consisting of the shells of these protozoans
[C19: from New Latin, from Latin globus globe + gerere to carry, bear]
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Noun1.globigerina - marine protozoan having a rounded shell with spiny processesglobigerina - marine protozoan having a rounded shell with spiny processes
foram, foraminifer - marine microorganism having a calcareous shell with openings where pseudopods protrude
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Clockwise from mushroom at bottom: Amanita muscaria, giant panda, Desmaretla, Euglena, Giardia, Trichomonas, star sand foram, Allogromia foram, Globigerina foram, Colpidium ciliates, Stentor, dinoflagellate, Coscinodiscus, Stephanodiscus, giant kelp, Gephyrocapsa, Ceratolithus, Phaeocystis, Magnolia, Galaxaura red seaweed, Scenedesmus green algae, Entamoeba, Tubulifera slime mold, Chaos amoeba, SOURCE: A.
3 Globiecrinida Globoquadrina conglomerala (as Globigerina conglomerata) Neogloboquadrina dutertrei (as Globigerina eggeri) Globigerina inflata Globigerinella aequilateralis Globigerinoides ruber Globigerinoides conglobatus Globorotalia menardii Globorotalia truncatulinoides Hastigerina pelagica Orbulin a universa Pulleniatina obliquiloculata Candeina nitida Globigerina spp.
Globigerina, Globigerinoides and Globorotalia), small benthic foraminifera (i.
Globigerina bulloides d'Orbigny, aspinose planktic foraminifer, is substantially present in temperate to subpolar water masses and is also characteristic of upwelling areas in lower latitudes [4-11].
In the deepest block (I) surficial sediments were classified as Globigerina clay devoid of an oxidized layer, whilst the adjacent block (II) contained an assorted biogenic hemipelagic biota (foraminifera, pteropods, scaphopods, micromolluscs, and echinoid and sponge spicules) and a discrete oxidized layer.
Although we dredged frequently in most characteristic Globigerina ooze, I was much struck with the absence of living Globigerinae on the surface.
Box core 1, located at 825 m on the continental slope in the northern Labrador Sea, contains the largest foraminiferal species richness, with 40 agglutinated species, 62 calcareous species, and two planktic species (Neoglobo-quadrina pachyderma and Globigerina bullhides).