Foram Facts- An Introduction to Foraminifera

Karen Wetmore, The Museum of Paleontology of the University of Califormia, Berkeley; The Regents of the University of California; The Paleontological Society

This Museum of Paleontology web page discusses foraminifera (forams for short), which are shelled marine microorganisms. It includes what are forams, where they live, their significance (in relation to biostratigraphy, paleoecology, and oil exploration), and an image-rich section about foram classification.

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Subject: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Water Column, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Stratigraphy:Biostratigraphy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Informal, College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), College Upper (15-16), General Public
Topics: Climate, Earth surface:Sedimentary Geology:Stratigraphy:Biostratigraphy, Biosphere, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Water Column, Biosphere:MicrobiologyKeywords: CO2, carbon dioxide, global warming, climate change