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Micropaleontology
fossil specimen photographed for paleontology database

The Burke's paleontological collections are accessible and searchable in this online database.

white shell fossil on a black background

This website provides an illustrated guide to the benthic foraminifera found in Puget Sound.

microscope focused on tiny fossilized creatures known as foraminifera

Foraminifera are tiny one-celled marine organisms that live on the sea floor and have a big story to tell about the health of Puget Sound.

What are foraminifera? What can they tell us about the health of Puget Sound? 

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