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Unformatted text preview: Biogenous Sediment Calcareous Ooze Coccolithophores and foraminifers macroscopic shell producing organisms and coral reefs Produces from shells, bones and teeth. Low latitude regions, sea floor above CCD, mid ocean ridges, tops of volcanic peaks and low latitude regions. Chalk Biogenous Sediment Siliceous Ooze Diatoms and radiolarians Produces from shells Sea floor beneth cool surface water in high latitudes. Chalk Hydrogenous Sediment Precipitation of dissolved materials directly from seawater due to chemical reactions. Dissolved material in water Sea floor beneth warm surface water in low latitudes. Common table salt. Cosmogenous Sediment Space dust and meteors....
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- Spring '08