During a NIVA (Norwegian Institute for Water Research) environmental monitoring cruise along the Norwegian Skagerrak coast, a 16 mm long specimen of the foraminifer Pelosina arborescensPearcey, 1914, was found in light brown, bioturbated, soft muddy sediment collected with a Gemini corer on 29 May 2008, in 350 m water depth SE of Arendal, Norway (58° 24.177' N, 9° 01.648' E). In an effort to pull the individual out of the sediment with forceps, it was accidentally cut into two separate parts (the ‘root’ and the dendritic part). The two pieces were isolated in a 180 ml, 72 mm...

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