Coccolithophore Coccolithus Lapel Pin bronze  [Ontogenie Science Jewelry]
Coccolithophore Coccolithus Lapel Pin bronze  [Ontogenie Science Jewelry]
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Coccolithophore 'Coccolithus' Lapel Pin

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The Coccolithus lapel pin is based on the complicated structures of coccolithophores, specifically Coccolithus pelagicus. The shell of this unicellular phytoplankton is composed of interlocking plates, called coccoliths, composed of calcium carbonate. Occasionally, huge increases in coccolithophore populations, called 'coccolithophore blooms' are evident as massive patches of turquoise color in the ocean that can be seen in satellite photos of the earth. Although blooms appear to be happening more frequently with global warming, the carbon fixation by coccolithophores could potentially reduce carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere and therefore counteract the effects of global warming.

The head of the pin is approximately 1.2cm (0.47 inch) by 1.4cm (0.55 inch) and can be used as a lapel pin or a brooch. The lapel pin comes with a locking pin back to attach it securely.

The lapel pin is 3D printed in lightly polished solid sterling silver or bronze and is ready for gift giving with a gift box, polishing cloth, and care instructions.

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