Nina Floaty & Berry Ground

These are Nina Floaty & Berry Ground two foraminifera guiding and teaching kids about the oceans and the wonderful flora and fauna of the deep sea. Foraminifera are a deep-sea life form and hard to discern by the naked eye. They are very sensitive to physical and chemical environmental changes and therefore, are ideal indicators for paleoceanographic and paleoclimatic history of the Earth.

Nina & Berry are the two mascots of the children’s education program of ‘Advancing Knowledge on Methane in the Arctic’, and Ocean Senses. This project is endorsed by the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

More figures, books, games and other fun things will soon follow to bring this fascinating world closer to children and young people all over the world.

Stay tuned ;))


More about this project:
Meet Nina & Berry from the Arctic Sea – Children’s Pixie Book

Nina & Berry Foraminifera Science for Kids  

copyright 2023
Jane Zimmermann, Giuliana Panierie & Akma-Project

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

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