Feeding strategies

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Foraminifera use a wide spectrum of feeding strategies:


FROM: URBINO SUMMER SCHOOL IN PALEOCLIMATOLOGY, 2005, DEEP-SEA BENTHIC FORAMINIFERA by Ellen Thomas http://ethomas.web.wesleyan.edu/BFhandout.htm


Fig. 1. Foraminiferal herbivores grazing algae.
Fig. 2. Cibicidoides wuellerstorfi from Geotech
Fig. 3. 'Deposit feeding (encircled) foraminifers within the surfacial sediment layer.