Globigerina ooze

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Deep-sea ooze in which at least 30% of the sediment consists of planktonic Foraminiferida, including chiefly Globigerina. It is the most widespread deposit to form from the settling out of material from overlying waters, covering almost 50% of the deep-sea floor. Globigerina ooze covers most of the floor of the western Indian ocean, the mid-Atlantic Ocean, and the Equatorial and S. Pacific.

Subjects: Ecology and Conservation — Earth Sciences and Geography.

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