Sediment-Bound Fossil Specimens Suggest Effects of Ocean Acidification

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Scanning electron microscope image of rock surfaces collected from the Bass River core in New Jersey.

Palentologists have discovered micrometer-scale fossils of plankton from the Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, a period of rapid ocean warming and acidification that occurred 55 million years ago, during the Paleogene Period. The tiny plankton will allow researchers to study how the marine organisms coped with the rising acidity of the oceans.

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