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Other Microfossils

Micropaleontology formed a strong aspect of geological research in the early BEG and the UTDGS. This research provided the collections with a wealth of material especially foraminifera and conodonts.

Current diatom research by Edward Theriot and his lab increase collections within that area in TNSC.

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Planktic foram Globigerina

Microfossils are a very important group. They can help date the age of sediments and rocks. They can be used for reconstructing past environments, and provide important clues for tracking changes in ocean temperatures and chemistry and thus to global climate changes.



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