foraminifer

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Synonyms for foraminifer

marine microorganism having a calcareous shell with openings where pseudopods protrude

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Due to the relative proximity of the sampling sites to the shore, foraminifers were found to be scarce and the required number of 300 specimens per sample could not be obtained for most samples.
The fossils commonly observed in this part are benthonic and planktonic foraminifers.
Samples were split by settling to >300 foraminifers, and a census was made of all foraminifers and arcellaceans >45 [micro]m.
These finds are limited to long-ranging trace fossils, rare fragments of Platysolenites and agglutinated foraminifers Luekatiella (Kala et al.
Joint Global Ocean Flux (JGOFS) program studies of the North Atlantic spring plankton bloom, upwelling in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, the monsoon system in the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean, and the processes of the southern ocean around Antarctica provide direct observations of the sensitivity of foraminifers to sea surface temperature (and other environmental conditions).
Foraminifers of Mayaguez and Anasco Bays and its surroundings.
Facies were determined for each paleoenvironment according to carbonate grain types, textures and interpretation of functional morphology of small and larger foraminifers.
Groups distinctive for different ecosystems, especially indicating terrestrial, neritic and pelagic marine environments, are land plants, phytoplankton, foraminifers, sponges, corals, arthropods, cephalopods, echinoderms, brachiopods, bryozoans, conodonts and fishes.
It had been thought that all modern planktic foraminifers were descended from the few lucky survivors of the meteor impact that wiped out the dinosaurs and 65 to 70 per cent of life on earth 65 million years ago.
12 y) Distal sediment A few attached foraminifers and fan (n = 2) (12 y) serpulid tubes present TABLE 3.
Since then, volume after volume has appeared, dealing with trace fossils, spores, conodonts, sponges, plants, graptolites, foraminifers, brachiopods and, yes, more trilobites (according to some, too many, but never mind).