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  This spear shaped test is another strange addition from the Miocene fossil fauna of Malta. One can see how growth begins as a tiny oval globule and more are added in alternate pairs becoming larger at each stage.

The blue marine clay in the cliffs of Malta can be washed through sieves and millions of fossil types will be revealed. Very often, discriminating between fossil and recent can be a tricky problem because large numbers of recent forams can be blown up into the cliffs by the legendary storms that plague the island.

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