Drawing a circle back to my first meditation where I mentioned 'the kilometres upon kilometres of chalk cliffs, temples of honour to indeterminable generations of calcareous foraminifera
and coccolithophors,' it made sense to offer the foraminifera
Katherine and Christina's porcelain bodies to 'sculpt' with.
Since the demand for oxygen in ostracods was higher than that of some foraminifera
species such as calcareous oxygen deficiency-adapted specialists [18, 25], the few ostracod species (Cythereis and Ovocytheridae species) recovered from the Abakaliki fold belt might be more tolerant of reduced oxygen and salt contents.
review how size differences and rate of growth affect trace element compositions in planktonic foraminifera
missing varves Kitagawa & van and counting der Plicht 1998) errors) Sample material Foraminifera
(oceanic; depth Independent Corals (surface depends on dating method ocean) species) Tree rings (accurate to the year) Uranium series Coral records (e.
All known Smackover bioherms in Alabama are microbially dominated, though some contain the remains of foraminifera
, sponges, skeletal algae, and metazoans (Baria and others, 1982; Crevello and Harris , 1984; Markland, 1992; Kopaska-Merkel, 1994, 1998a; Kopaska-Merkel and Schmid, 1999).
To evaluate living foraminifera
present during sampling, the top 2 cm of the cores was stained with rose Bengal (Walton 1952; Murray & Bowser 2000), a protein-specific stain.
The most important and common foraminifera
in both sections are:Robulusmunsteri, Gyrodinnidesglobosa, Vaginulina sp.
That leaves fewer carbonates available for carbonate-forming (or "calcifying") foraminifera
to make their tests.
and fishes of Tertiary units in the Bakersfield, California area.
with a brackish water affinity have been recognized throughout this succession, including the interval relevant to the present study (Gibling and Wightman 1994).
In efforts to determine just how much carbon dioxide--driven change the ocean can handle, researchers are looking at fossils of tiny sea organisms, called foraminifera
, preserved since the last ice age.
The Catahoula Formation has marine and nonmarine members as characterized by foraminifera
and glauconite, and silicified and lignitized wood that is often associated with orthoquartzites.