60 days in Iceberg Alley, drilling for marine sediment to decipher Earth's climate 3 million yea(1)

Posted on 5/7/2019 10:48:37 AM

“Jonathan Warnock/Indiana University of Pennsylvania ... look at tiny microfossils from organisms such as diatoms, radiolaria and dinocysts that are found in the sediment cores. Then they can match up the species they spot in the samples with the timeframes they were known to exist. For instance, a paleontologist might know from previous research that a particular species of diatom lived between 1.8 and 2.6 million years ago. ”

—“60 days in Iceberg Alley, drilling for marine sediment to decipher Earth's climate 3 million years ago ,”
News Pronto, May 6, 2019