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: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Stratigraphy:Biostratigraphy, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine
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