Blog Posts Tagged "siliceous ooze"

Making smear slides

Hi crew: So what is “ooze” anyway? Well, there are two flavors:siliceous ooze and calcareous ooze. There are many, many types of microscopic organisms that live in the sunlit surface waters of the world ocean (don’t drink the water!). But some produce mineralized hard parts that preserve to the sediments; that is why geologists study these beasts.