Uncovering Earth's Secrets is a children's picture eBook about the JOIDES Resolution. Written in rhyming verse by Kevin Kurtz and beautifully illustrated by Alice Feagan, the book is available as a free download and can be viewed on iPads and other computer and tablet devices, including interactive whiteboards.
Microfossils are the fossilized remains of microscopic single-celled organisms and other once living bits, many of which belong to the Kingdom Protista (or Protoctista). Many, including those featured here, are planktonic organisms that inhabit the sunlit surface waters of the world ocean. The tiny shells and remains of microfossils make up the sediment oozes that cover vast areas of the seafloor.