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Study foraminifera as a non-scientist
Forams are one of the most abundant life-forms, you will easily find yours in local rock or marine beaches.     scientists go here

Get a binocular or two-eyed microsope of 40x magnification for ~50 Euro and
study any fossil or recent marine sediment you get a hold of
Read the Mini-Lecture "How to sample at the beach"  
Get illustrated and easy to read Mini-Lectures for free
Mini-Articles     there is not much yet :) but I will continously add papers thru 2009
Send me your sample or specimen
and I will:
  • extract the forams if there are any :)
  • give a taxonomic suggestion with mentioning the source
  • shoot images and send them to you for your free use
  • integrate them into my webpage under you name as the provider
  • send back specimen, which represent the fauna you found
    at the moment I have a lot of unprocessed samples and will only accept samples from someone,
who is working on a project (such as a thesis, publication, lecture, work in a naturalist-club ...),
in any case contact me first at info[at]
Ask for My taxonomic help and free literature
I have studied a lot of literature and may help you to find adequate sources on your subject. Just contact me with your issues and images (low quality would be better than nothing)
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    Have fun, the foram-world is waiting to be explored by you. Michael