Offshore Sampling (image) Earth Institute at Columbia University Share Print E-Mail Caption Study coauthor Bärbel Hönisch captures foraminifera eight miles off Puerto Rico, near the ocean surface. Specimens were brought back to the lab to be incubated in controlled conditions. Credit Laura Haynes/Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Usage Restrictions Credit must be given. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.