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Zooplankton fecal pellets link fossil fuel and phosphate deposits

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Abstract

Fossil zooplankton fecal pellets found in thinly bedded marine and lacustrine black shales associated with phosphate, oil, and coal deposits, link the deposition of organic matter and biologically associated minerals with planktonic ecosystems. The black shales were probably formed in the anoxic basins of coastal marine waters, inland seas, and rift valley lakes where high productivity was supported by runoff, upwelling, and outwelling. Copyright ?? 1981 AAAS.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Zooplankton fecal pellets link fossil fuel and phosphate deposits
Series title:
Science
Volume
212
Issue:
4497
Year Published:
1981
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Science
First page:
931
Last page:
933
Number of Pages:
3