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Snapshots

  1. Nucleus

    Snapshot Title: Nucleus
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Ooids
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    A dark nucleus can be seen at the center of this broken ooid. Layers of CaCO3 wrap around it.



  2. Great White Ooid

    Snapshot Title: Great White Ooid
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Ooids
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    Why's this one so sparkling white?



  3. Cracked eggshell

    Snapshot Title: Cracked eggshell
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Ooids
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    This ooid has broken open, revealing its interior concentric layering.



  4. Cross-Section

    Snapshot Title: Cross-Section
    Taken by: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone

    Image: Ooids
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    To see ooids in cross section, click here:

    gigapan.com/gigapans/105985



  5. Scale

    Snapshot Title: Scale
    Taken by: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone

    Image: Ooids
    Image Owner: Robin Rohrback-Schiavone



    Description:

    The petri dish is 9 cm in diameter.