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Unformatted text preview: Sediment Types: Biogenous- From hard part (shells) of marine organisms- Mostly siliceous and calcareous- Calcareous ooze: primarily from shells- Siliceous Sediment: debris of plankton w/ silica shells- 55% Terrigenous- From Earth- Clay, sand, mud, and silt- From rivers and Volcanoes- 45% Hydrogenous - From precip of minerals from water- <1% Cosmogenous - From space dust and meteors- <1% Ooze: Biogenic Sediments (phytoplankton and zooplankton)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course OCEAN 250 taught by Professor Dr.clairehorner-devine during the Fall '08 term at University of Washington.
- Fall '08