This animation summarizes how oil and gas form in sedimentary ocean basins. The process starts with dead plankton (organic plant and animal material) being deposited together with mud, sand and other sediments. It describes the process of sapropel, kerogen and hydrocarbon formation.
Subject: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Energy:Fossil Fuels, Environmental Science:Energy, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8) Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science, Atmospheric Science, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change
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