HM - 2014

2014 // HM // Dr. Stanislav Vitha // Texas A&M University // College Station, TX, USA
Specimen: Dinoflagellate cyst from the late Eocene epoch (37.6 million years ago), from sediments 424-770 meters below the Greenland Sea floor. These cysts are made of dinosporin, a resistant, complex organic compound that enables the cysts to be preserved as microscopic fossils in sediments hundreds of millions of years old.
Technique: Autofluorescence of the sample was recorded by confocal microscopy
Sample courtesy of Dr. John Firth, Ocean Drilling Program at Texas A&M University
Tags: Fossil // Fluorescence

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