dcsimg

    forms

  • calcareous ooze
    • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_02000046
    • Definition: Calcareous ooze is a marine sediment composed primarily of the shells--also known as tests--of foraminifera, coccolithophores, and pteropods. This is the most common pelagic sediment by area, covering 48% of the world ocean's floor. This type of ooze is limited to depths above the Carbonate Compensation Depth at time of burial. It accumulates more rapidly than any other pelagic sediment type, with a rate that varies from 0.3 - 5 cm / 1000 yr.
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    (dead)
  • habitat

  • marine benthic
    • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000024
    • Definition: The marine benthic biome (benthic meaning 'bottom') encompasses the seafloor and includes such areas as shores, littoral or intertidal areas, marine coral reefs, and the deep seabed.
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    (adult)