The Coccolithus pendant 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.
If you would like to purchase a chain along with this pendant, please click on the "ADD A CHAIN" button below the material dropdown. The bail loop for attaching a chain has an internal diameter of 3.8mm in the longest dimension and 2.3mm in the shortest.