The extent of breakup or fragmentation of foraminifera tests during dissolution can be used to assess the overall preservation state of the sediment. Planktonic forams appeared ~200 million years ago. By the middle Cretaceous, sea level was higher than perhaps any time during the Phanerozoic (Haq, 2014) with seaways flooding broad areas of the continents and an east-west oriented Tethys Ocean spanning the equatorial belt and separating the clustered northern and southern hemisphere continents. Skeletal grainstone with in the centre left a specimen of Staffella and on the right an oblique section of Climacammina associated with endothyrid foraminifera and beresellid algae. 13). As indicated in the introductory page, foraminifera are separated into the planktonic and the benthic foraminifera on the basis of their life strategy. One is delayed recovery: rediversification does not commence immediately after perturbations. Planktonic species are younger than the benthic group. Extinctions occurred in tropical and temperate areas, were biotas above 60° north or south of the Cretaceous equator remained virtually unaffected. Ba=Ca in planktonic species may be used to reconstruct (changes in) open ocean alkalinity (Lea, 1995), whereas those published for benthics may be more suitable to reconstruct salinity in coastal and shelf seas (Weldeab et al., 2007, 2014; Bahr et al., 2013). ), underwent major family-level diversifications during this period, with diatoms exhibiting a particularly rapid proliferation in the late Lower Cretaceous. The pseudopodia of carnivorous forams are specially adapted for capturing prey. Centre: Siliceous ooze from the South Atlantic Ocean, comprising mainly silica sponge spicules (tubular forms), radiolaria (high-relief bell-shaped and circular forms, right of centre), and broken centric diatom frustules (lower left and centre). Planktonic foraminifera packstone containing Praeorbulina glomerosa, Globigerinoides sp., Orbulina suturalis (left side) and possible Orbulina universa (centre below) indicative of Serravallian (middle Miocene) age. Consequently, pteropod-rich oozes are only found at depths < 2500 m in the Atlantic Ocean and < 1500 m in the Pacific Ocean. The first larger foraminifera evolved from the agglutinated. discretus, Ammodiscus sp., Ammo Part 1 is an overview of the principles of the technique and its early develop-ment, together with some of its complications and limitations. Taken as a whole the type-Bedoulian includes 31 benthic species (14 agglutinated and 17 calcareous) and 11 planktonic species, i.e. Coverage of the deep-ocean floor by pelagic sedimentsa. Jurassic radiolaria are most characteristic of relatively deep-water siliceous rocks, such as cherts, formed below the carbonate compensation depth. Bacterial endobionts and kleptoplasts coexist in a benthic foraminifer Virgulinella fragilis, which lives in sulfide-enriched environments. 12. Radiolaria appear to have maintained a more or less steady-state family-level diversity throughout the interval. In living forams, the minimum temperature tolerated is 18 degrees (Celcius) and the maximum water depth tolerated is 35 meters (Murray, 1973; BouDagher-Fadel, 2008). Planktonic foraminifera are usually only found in the inner to outer neritic (continental shelf) environment and rarely within lower bathyal environments due to the “Carbonate Compensation Depth”, a depth below which carbonate is dissolved; From: Encyclopedia of Geology (Second Edition), 2021, R.G. Although foraminifera cannot create water currents and therefore are passive suspension feeders, some of them may use the feeding currents created by invertebrates, on the surface of which they are dwelling. With a continued increase in palaeodepth reconstructions. As a general rule, symbioses with chrysophytes appear to be facultative. Foraminifera are found in all marine environments, they may be planktic or benthic in mode of life. For example, some planktonic foraminifera shift their carbon isotopic signal with size by the same magnitude that separates ambient isotopic values of surface and deep waters [Berger et The upper 50 m of the water column is dominated by “shallow water” forms comprising small, simple, thin-walled and globular (globigerine) morphologies such as species of Orbulina, Globigerina, and Globigerinoides (Fig. Table 3. The individual weights of foraminifera tests within a narrow size range have been correlated to bottom water [CO32 −] and used to infer changes in this parameter (related to CaCO3 dissolution, cf. Note different scales on each graph. Planktonic foraminifera are represented by many species with worldwide occurrence in broad latitudinal and temperature belts, floating in the surface or near-surface waters of the open ocean as part of the marine zooplankton. Fig. Berger's (1970) solubility index of planktonic foraminifera (rank 1 is most soluble). In such areas they can be valuable stratigraphical tools. For instance, the species Globigerina bulloides (Figure 1) range from Middle Jurassic (180 Ma) to recent times (Sen Gupta, 1999). 10). The second, more severe event, is known as the Cenomanian-Turonian event, or Bonarelli Event (from Guido Bonarelli, who first studied the layer of thick black shale that marks the boundary in 1891) or OAE 2 and occurred about 94 mya. Dissolution causes the thinning and breakup of foraminifera tests and coccoliths. Because in general planktonic Foraminifera are more susceptible todissolution under deep-sea conditions than benthic Foraminifera, the normally very low percentage of benthic Foraminifera in total deep-sea foraminiferal assemblages in- creases under conditions of increased dissolution. A possible cause of this event has been identified in sub-oceanic volcanism, possibly of the Caribbean large igneous province, which would have released large quantities of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, leading to global warming. An assemblage dominated by carinate foraminifera may indicate several hundreds of meters water depth. We have showed a bit, of what is available to explain how communities have evolved in the past. For example, elemental ratios, such as B/Ca, Zn/Ca and Cd/Ca measured on benthic foraminifera, have been applied to assess changes in deep ocean [CO32 −] (eg, Yu and Elderfield, 2007) whereas the boron isotopic composition (δ11B) of the same organisms has the potential for quantifying changes in surface and deep-water pH (eg, Rae et al., 2011). Based on sedimentary evidence and the micro- and macrofauna at this site, we infer that the 9-m-thick sequence was deposited at a paleodepth of 70-150 m. Taxa present throughout the sequence include a diverse assemblage of ammonites, bivalves, and gastropods, abundant benthic foraminifera, and rare planktonic foraminifera. The K/Pg boundary is placed between samples A50–A51 R The youngest marine sedimentary rocks along the suture zone are shallow marine limestones with well-dated microfossils indicative of the planktonic foraminifera zone P7-8 corresponding to a time of 50.5 Ma. As dissolution proceeds, more poorly crystallized calcite is thought to be removed, causing a narrowing of the (104) diffraction peak. Amphistegina is also commonly associated with sandy sediments in warm, tropical environments with their robust tests able to withstand high energy. They are key in the production of, sediment and are most often associated with coralgal reefs (BouDagher-Fadel, 2008). Dinoflagellates maintained their very high diversities throughout the interval, albeit with a long-term drift to slightly lower family-richness values through the Late Cretaceous, which continued into the Paleocene. Bahamonde et al. Some benthic and planktonic foraminifera are carnivorous. Sediments by Selected Large Benthic Foraminifera on Two Pacific Coral Reefs. The (lower-middle) Gargasian from the same area provided 45 benthic species (20 agglutinated and 25 calcareous), plus 21 planktonic species, i.e. Some smaller benthic foraminifera such as Amphistegina house photosynthetic symbionts adapted to blue light that can penetrate greater water depths of up to 150 m, although healthy populations of Amphistegina thrive in water depths between 20 and 30 m (Goeting et al., 2018). Calcareous species dominate in shallow water and bathyal zones. They can capture animals as large as 2–3 cm, including small crustaceans and larvae. benthic foraminiferal tests providepaleoceanographers with environmental information that is provingto be of major significance in studies of global climaticchange. Crystallinity, defined as the peak width (at half maximum height) of the (104) calcite X-ray diffraction peak, is essentially a measure of how perfect the calcite crystal lattice is. * In the Tethys and epicontinental basins of Europe, fossil records of planktonic species have been traced back to the Mid Jurassic period. the p1anktonic:benthic ratio These I-type igneous rocks ended with continent-continent collision and younger magmatism is related to localized lower crustal melting forming adakites and upper mantle melting forming shoshonites or lamprophyres. Planktonic foraminifera account for only around 50 species of 10,000 species around today. 11). Right: North-east Atlantic Ocean pelagic red clay containing rhomboid dolomite crystals. Many studies use the modern and ancient depth distribution of foraminiferal taxa as potential sea-level or water depth indicators (e.g., Hallock and Glenn, 1986; Leckie and Olson, 2003; Hohenegger, 2005; Gold et al., 2017a, 2018; Goeting et al., 2018). Benthic is a see also of planktonic. Illustration of the insensitivity of %CaCO3 to dissolution until the fraction dissolved exceeds ~ 50%. At least some foraminifera are selective feeders. radiolarians, few benthics and few or no planktonic foraminifera. The youngest marine sedimentary rocks along the suture zone are shallow marine limestones with well-dated microfossils indicative of the. This led to a permanent shift of the bulk of carbonate deposition from shallow to deeper seas. asterizans, Ammonia beccarii, A. The study of forams provides insight into these global changes/extinction, foraminifera during the Carboniferous. Foraminifera are a group of protozoans characterized by a test of one to several chambers composed of secreted calcite (Fig. Simone Fattorini, in Encyclopedia of Geology (Second Edition), 2021. intraspecies variation in isotopic signals of extant planktonic foraminifera [i.e., Emiliani, 1971; Berger et al., 1978]. A more recent develop in this genre of technique is the use of X-ray tomography, which enables the non-destructive observation of dissolution features within the shells of foraminifera (eg, Johnstone et al., 2010). Fossil protist family-richness patterns through the Cretaceous and the first two stages of the Paleocene. Straight arrows represent fluxes of carbonate and noncarbonate to the sediment and burial after dissolution (indicated by wavy arrows). Active thrusting now occurs along the Main Himalayan thrust where major earthquakes result in southward directed thrusting. Benthic foraminifers are common in the sediments of the Bohai Sea, Yellow Sea, ECS, and SCS, with increasing diversity from north to south. 2, 467-474, Paleoecologic and Paleogeographic summary. They live on the seafloor and adapt to the local habitat they live in. In life, coccolith plates, eight or more in number, depending on species, are attached to a membrane surrounding a living cell. Investigations into the composition of foraminiferal assemblages in the shallow-water Pedro Bank, offshore Jamaica, show that that washed-in planktonic foraminifera can contribute up to 20% of the assemblage (Fig. Planktonic is an antonym of benthic. ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. 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In addition. The most apparent effect of dissolution in deep-sea sediments is the decrease in carbonate content with increasing water depth (Fig. S. Barker, in Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, 2016. (1990). Massive Cretaceous chalk production also appears to have occurred because of the very low Mg/Ca ratio of Cretaceous seawater. Fig. As adjectives the difference between planktonic and benthic is that planktonic is of or pertaining to plankton while benthic is pertaining to the benthos; living on the seafloor, as opposed to floating in the ocean. In laboratory cultures, many planktonic species are commonly fed on copepods and brine shrimp larvae, but it is not known to what extent this feeding strategy is used in nature. Rapid diversification of. * Benthic species are the earliest forms of Foraminifera. 10). Part 2 outlines some of the major ap-plications in paleoclimate studies from the 1970s There are an estimated 4,000 species living in the world's oceans today. Planktonic and benthic foraminifera reveal the state and the dynamics of the surface and deep ocean in the past. In spite of the wide diversity of algal symbionts in foraminifera, their symbiotic relationships seem relatively specific. WHERE DO THEY LIVE? To resolve these signals from paleoclimate variations, we analyze planktonic foraminifera in five size fractions (125–150, 150–212, 212–250, 250–300, and 300–355 μm). Interestingly, only one of these types is present in Symbiodinium-bearing corals and other invertebrates living in the same habitat as soritids. The fossil record indicates that a similar distribution of foraminifera seen today was prevalent during the Mesozoic and Cenozoic. Of these, 40 species are planktonic, that is they float in the water. Part 1 is an overview of the principles of the technique and its early develop-ment, together with some of its complications and limitations. Although living distribution patterns of the symbiont-bearing larger foraminifera are confined to tropical and subtropical shallow marine environments, their distribution is determined by a complex set of inter-related parameters such as temperature, nutrient levels and light. Beginning in the 1960s, and largely under the auspices of the Deep Sea Drilling, Ocean Drilling, and International Ocean Drilling Programmes, as well as for the purposes of oil exploration, advanced deep-sea drilling techniques have been bringing up sediment cores bearing Foraminifera fossils. These studies aid the identification of several ecological groups which can be used as analogues for fossil forms to determine ancient variations in bathymetry. The first planktonic foraminifera were small, rounded forms ('popcorn'), without ridges, probably with spines. These protozoans are less than 1 millimetre in size. Linshy, S.S. Rana Planktonic foraminifers are sporadic in the Bohai Sea, frequent in the Yellow Sea, and common to abundant in the ECS and SCS. Interpretations of past climatic conditions from micropaleontological evidence may be achieved through observations of the coiling directions of certain. Atlas of Recent Benthic Foraminifera from Turkey-Micropaleontology Press 2014 Modern Planktonic Foraminifera-Christoph Hemleben 2012-12-06 In a single volume, the authors bring together a review of current biological understanding of planktonic foraminifera and apply it … Per Boudagher-Fadel (2008), larger forams represent one of the best examples of how genetic mutation allows a wide range of stable environmental niches to be occupied by acquiring alveoles, chamberlets and systems of stolons and pillars which likely resulted from gene mutation. Benthic foraminifera account for the remaining extant species, these are often further subdivided by their size into smaller and larger benthic forams, or according to their test structure. Copyright © 2021 Elsevier B.V. or its licensors or contributors. However, the diversity of these freshwater and terrestrial foraminifers is poorly known. Generally, planktonic foraminifera which inhabit shallower water depths are small with thin-walled tests when compared to those that inhabit deeper water as these are larger and have thicker walls, commonly exhibiting keels and/or calcitic overgrowths. The following pages further detail taxonomy and types of foraminifera that thrived throughout geologic history: Benthic foraminifera include two major types of foraminifera. 11). Foraminifera constitute the most diverse group of shelled microorganisms in modern oceans . In fact, the morphological complexity of large foraminifera is often interpreted in terms of adaptation to endosymbiosis. The carbonate production of planktonic foraminifers averages 3.5 g m−2 year−1. Interpretations of past climatic conditions from micropaleontological evidence may be achieved through observations of the coiling directions of certain planktonic foraminifera, such as Globorotalia truncatulinoides (Fig. ... Planktonic Foraminifera. Coiling directions of Globorotalia truncatulinoides. -rich environments (Boudagher-Fadel and Price, 2013). High precision measurements of Li/Ca ratios in benthic and planktonic foraminifera were used to investigate the factors influencing lithium incorporation into foraminiferal tests. Lower Jurassic assemblages are typically of relatively low diversity, following the end-Triassic mass extinctions, but diversity increases markedly through the Middle Jurassic. The planktonic forams, which are the focus of this article, first appeared in the fossil record in the Jurassic period, about 201-208 million years ago. , blue curve). Planktonic foraminifera originated from benthic foraminifera in the late Jurassic to earliest Cretaceous (that's in the Mesozoic, about 100 million years ago). Highly diverse and abundant assemblages of monothalamous species have been found in the Antarctic shelf waters. Major factors of such seafloor habitats are food supply, light, predators, water-depth, salinity, temperature and the given substrate. Yet, the physiological mechanisms involved in foraminiferal endosymbiotic relationships are not well understood and there is little evidence to support these advantages. Foraminiferal hosts are completely dependent on their algal endosymbionts for growth. Foraminifera are ubiquitous in all marine habitats. Modern species show clear latitudinal distribution patterns related to water temperature. Foraminifera are found in all marine environments, they may be planktic or benthic in mode of life. It has been estimated that reef foraminifera annually generate approximately 43 million tons of calcium carbonate; this figure corresponds to about 5% of the global carbonate reef budget. Because of their diversity, abundance, and complex morphology, fossil foraminiferal assemblages are useful for biostratigraphy, and can accurately give relative dates to rocks, in petroleum exploration, paleoclimatology, etc. Based on sedimentary evidence and the micro- and macrofauna at this site, we infer that the 9-m-thick sequence was deposited at a paleodepth of 70-150 m. Taxa present throughout the sequence include a diverse assemblage of ammonites, bivalves, and gastropods, abundant benthic foraminifera, and rare planktonic foraminifera. The India-Asia collision was marked by an abrupt decrease in the northward velocity of the Indian plate, the ending of marine sedimentation along the zone of collision, the Indus—Yarlung Tsangpo suture zone, the beginning of continental sedimentation along the suture zone and along the Tethyan Himalaya to the south, and the ending of subduction related calc-alkaline magmatism along the southern margin of Asia (Ladakh—Gangdese granite batholith). The species living below the photic zone feed mostly on phytodetritus, exploiting the organic mater and microbiotas associated with it. Their work followed water depth the mesopelagic and bathypelagic Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) can be used to assess the preservation state of carbonate sediments. As a rule, the presence of larger benthic forams in the fossil record indicates a warm environment and the absence of them indicates a cooler environment. Rapid diversification of planktonic foraminifera and calcareous nannofossils and their colonization of the open ocean during the Early Cretaceous resulted in widespread and massive accumulations of chalk. By far the best way to determine past changes in sea-level is through paleontological data. Widespread chalk deposition ended in the Middle Paleocene when the seawater Mg/Ca ratio began to rise from its all-Phanerozoic Cretaceous low. Benthic Foraminifera. Between 50 and 100 m, “intermediate water” forms comprise more robust, thick-walled, carinate (keeled) and planoconvex morphologies such as species of Globorotalia, Sphaeroidinella, and Neogloboquadrina (Fig. An integrated foraminiferal zonation provides new age assignments in terms of a great number of taxa for the studied sections. These foraminifera and coral grow large to increase the surface area available to capture sunlight with increasing water depth. All larger benthic foraminifera (LBF) are marine and neritic and live in, shoal environments (BouDagher-Fadel, 2008). Below this depth, the foraminiferal assemblage is dominated by organic-walled and agglutinated species. There are key parameters that come into play when establishing morphological trends. μm), three fragmentation indices (% whole foraminifera, ratio of benthic to, Encyclopedia of Biodiversity (Second Edition), Encyclopedia of Microbiology (Third Edition), ) with seaways flooding broad areas of the continents and an east-west oriented Tethys Ocean spanning the equatorial belt and separating the clustered northern and southern hemisphere continents. The larger benthics are marine and tend to be found in the neritic zone. The benthic forms occur at all depths in the marine realm. Persistence of anoxic conditions for nearly half a million years had strong impacts on marine life. enthic foraminfera can be either sessile or vagile: The convergence of similar shapes of test, but with different internal structures, shown by the fusiform test in (a) the calcareous granular fusulinines and (b) the porcelaneious alveolinids or the rotaliines, which have the same shape and internal three layered structures but different shape of embryonic aaratus and shape of chamberlets, in forms such as (c) the orbitoids, (d) the discocyclinids and the (e) lepidocyclinids. ) The parasitic foraminifera usually live on the shells of other foraminifers or invertebrates. The depth distribution of living LBF taxa is related to the light wavelengths required by their symbionts and this has led many authors to use calcareous algae and larger foraminifera assemblages as. shallow marine. 13). They are widely distributed at all depths and all latitudes, including the extreme environments such as deep-sea trenches and ice-covered polar regions. Prior to collision, thrust sheets of ophiolites (Tethyan oceanic crust and mantle) and a Cretaceous island arc sequence (Kohistan-Dras arc) were emplaced southwards onto the Indian continental margin. In laboratory cultures, many planktonic species are commonly fed on copepods and brine shrimp larvae, but it is not known to … In water depths in excess of 100 m, “deep water” forms comprise adult stages with an abundance of carinate morphologies. At the same time, the regionalization of foraminiferal tests presumably protects symbionts from host digestive activities. In the modern world ocean, ∼ 50% of the seafloor is blanketed by foraminiferal ooze (Table 1). A major complication to this approach is the environmental control on initial species composition. They consist of cytoplasma, which is stabilized and protected by an inner shell called test. Planktonic foraminifera account for only around 50 species of 10,000 species around today. Even in brine channels of Antarctic sea ice they have been found. The small benthic foraminifera, which have simple internal structures, and the larger benthic foraminifera, which have complicated internal structures and occur abundantly in the shelf regions of most tropical and subtropical shallow marine. Dying planktonic Foraminifera continuously rain down on the sea floor in vast numbers, their mineralized tests preserved as fossils in the accumulating sediment. Foods of the foraminifera are variable: dissolved free amino acids, bacteria, unicellular algae, and even metazoans, such as copepods. Copyright © 2021, SEPM STRATA Society for Sedimentary Geology©. During their long evolutionary history, foraminifera have developed various trophic mechanisms, including grazing, suspension and deposit feeding, carnivory, and parasitism. Both planktonic and benthic foraminifers contribute roughly 20% of the global carbonate production. The Hindu Kush seismic zone along the far northwest margin of the indenting Indian plate may suggest a rapid, deep subduction of thinned Indian plate crust beneath the Hindu-Kush—Pamir region. Figure 3. planktonic foraminiferal subzonal scheme proposed by Saïdi and Zaghbib-Turki (2016), and other works based on benthic foraminifera of the Tethyan realm (e.g., Tunisia (Salaj, 1980), Libya (Barr, 1970), and Egypt (El-Nady, 2006)). Ultrastructural studies and photosynthetic pigment analyses suggest that the chloroplasts are of diatom origin, but it is not known whether there is any specific relationship between the chloroplast donors and foraminiferal hosts. Interestingly, larger foraminifera, for instance Euleidina and Discocyclina, achieve their large sizes early in their evolutionary history. On the death of the organism, the membrane holding the coccolith plates disintegrates, releasing the coccoliths to contribute to calcareous oozes. Assemblages of particular types of ichnofossils are called ichnofacies and often signify a particular water depth, substrate or energy level within a given depositional environment (Fig. Furthermore, because dissolution can affect other paleoceanographic proxies employed to reconstruct climatic variations, it is evermore important to be able to quantitatively assess the extent of dissolution at any given location at any given time. Two of the three modern phytoplankton groups, calcareous nannoplankton (coccoliths) and diatoms (Figure 5), underwent major family-level diversifications during this period, with diatoms exhibiting a particularly rapid proliferation in the late Lower Cretaceous. As well as Berger's (1970) classic solubility ranking of planktonic foraminifera species (Table 3), other workers have considered the ratio of benthic to planktonic foraminifera (benthic or bottom-dwelling species tending to be more resistant to dissolution) or pteropods to foraminifera as well as coccolith assemblages. The past volcanic activity has released as much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere as anthropogenic… Trace fossils, or ichnofossils, often represent the burrows, resting or feeding traces of organisms as they move on or through sediment (Fig. The foraminifera are about 0.05 mm across. Foraminiferal hosts and their symbionts. Continued convergence led to several hundred kilometers shortening across the upper crust Tethyan Himalaya, and high-grade regional metamorphism (kyanite- and silimanite-gneisses and migmatites) along the Greater Himalaya middle and lower crust. Either they float in the water column (planktonics) or live on the sea floor (benthics). A tiny calcareous species, Rotaliella elatiana, has been maintained in laboratory culture for more than 10 years by feeding on the macrophytic alga Enteromorpha. Of these, 40 species are planktonic, that is they float in the water. Table 1. Present day faunal assemblages, and the mode of life and morphology of organisms, can be used to determine the depositional environment of ancient rocks that contain comparable fossils. This is similar to the strategies of many species of platy coral (Fig. Explanations for this pattern have varied. 10). Grain-size indices are based on the fact that progressive dissolution causes a decrease in the average grain size of a given sediment packet as entities such as foraminifera tests break up. However, other ectoparasitic foraminifers seem to feed by grazing and by suspension also. Table 1. Response of benthic foraminifera Rosalina leei to different temperature and salinity, under laboratory culture experiment - Volume 88 Issue 4 - R. Nigam, Sujata R. Kurtarkar, R. Saraswat, V.N. Planktonic foraminifera species assemblages are very sensitive to the prevailing environmental conditions at the sea surface and are in fact widely used to reconstruct changes in, for example, sea-surface temperatures (SSTs) through time. Accelerator mass spectrometry offers for the first time the opportumity to date hand-picked planktonic (surface-swelling) and benthic (bottom-dwelling) foraminifera from deep sea cores, making it possible to reconstruct temporal changes in the rate of deep ocean ventilation. To infer changes in bottom-water [CO32 −] would therefore require, at the very least, a knowledge of the contemporary benthic flux ratio of Corg/CaCO3. Period of recovery ooze ( Table 1 ) pelagic gastropods ) are relatively common zooplankton, especially in latitudes... Biostratigraphic zone fossils and foraminifera along a shallow- to deep-water benthic foraminifera ( P/B ratio ) and! 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