What is a Foram?

Ocean World- Jason Educational Project at Texas A&M University

This Ocean World website is part of a collection of sites related to foraminifera (also called forams), a group of shelled marine microorganisms. This page provides very general information about forams. This site features definitions for key terms and a list of related resources and links. It also includes a menu of links to other sites within the collection, which include information about foram evolution, their significance, their use for correlation and highlighting pollution, and foram-related activities.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Food Webs:Microbial Food Webs, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Marine, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection, Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Ocean Environments: Surface Waters
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Water Column, Biosphere:Ecology:Food Webs:Microbial Food Webs, Biosphere:MicrobiologyKeywords: calcium carbonate, CaCO3