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Blog Posts Tagged "fossils"
Submitted by Tom Lang on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:31
The JOIDES Resolution is like some sort of elite dream-team, brought together with a single purpose: plundering the watery grave of time. But unlike in Hollywood, which might have a team of safe-crackers, con-men, and explosives experts, our team has sedimentologists, geochemists, and explosives experts.
Submitted by Michelle Darrieu on Sat, 10/24/2015 - 11:14
When they have a core of deep sea sediments , the scientists have to make an age determination.
How might they determine sample's age?
There are a lot of microfossils in oceanic sediments and they provide a basis for age determination. The paleontologists studying sedimentary sequences have established first appearences and extinction of species through time.