Nina Floaty & Berry Ground Character Development

These two cute characters are foraminifera, single celled organisms that live in the arctic deep sea. They are part of the education program of the ‘Advancing Knowledge on Methane in the Arctic’, and will guide and teach learners about our wonderful oceans and the world of foraminifera and other deep sea flora and fauna. The project is endorsed by the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

Nina Floaty is based on the foaminifera species Neogloboquadrina pachyderma, which floats in the ocean as a zooplancton.

Berry Ground is based on the foraminifera species Melonis barleeanus which lives in or on the arctic ocean seafloor.

We have launched these two foraminifera ambassadors on an arctic cruise trip this year, on May 21th 2022 (read more here), and we are now developing books, games and other fun stuff to bring this fascinating world closer to kids and teenagers around the world.

Our stickers are already loved by everybody**

So stay tuned ;))



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Jane Zimmermann, Giuliana Panierie and Akma Project