sp02u4vocab - Unit Four Deep-Sea Sediment Coring Sediment...

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Unit Four Deep-Sea Sediment Coring ©Project Oceanography Spring 2002 109 Sediment Coring Vocabulary Algae -very small to microscopic-sized plants that live in an aquatic environment; Algae are most often found floating on or near the surface of the water and are found attached to the surface of submerged rocks or coral in coastal environments. Anoxic- not having available oxygen Biogenic -coming from a living source Climate -prevailing weather conditions in a particular region Current -fluid that has a defined direction of movement or flow Diameter -the length of a line segment from one edge of an object to the other, passing through the center of the object Fossil -remains of ancient plants or animals that are found in sediments or rocks; such remains may consist of a skeleton, shell, or leaf imprint Marine Snow -particle material (>0.2 mm or 200um) falling through the ocean as flocs of dead and living microscopic algae, tiny animals by-products, fecal pellets,
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This note was uploaded on 07/31/2011 for the course OCB 6050 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at University of South Florida - Tampa.

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