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Giant Foraminifer, Discovered by Oceana, Named a Top Species for 2014

Giant foraminifera (Spiculosiphon oceana) found off of Spain

(Photo: Oceana in Europe’s Flickr page)

The giant foraminifer (Spiculosiphon oceana), a single-celled organism discovered by Oceana, has been named one of Top 10 New Species for 2014 by the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry’s International Institute for Species Exploration (SUNY-ESF IISE). Spiculosiphon oceana was found during a 2012 voyage to the Seco de Palos seamount located off the coast of Murcia, Spain.

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