Global Change – Reading Ocean Fossils
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Smithsonian Science How: Global Change – Reading Ocean Fossils
Featuring Paleobiologist Brian Huber
Meet Brian Huber, paleobiologist at the National Museum of Natural History. Brian specializes in tiny organisms called foraminifera (forams) that are great indicators of global changes. How can a microscopic organism that most people have never seen be so useful? Take a journey with Brian to find out how forams can tell stories about conditions on Earth millions of years ago. See how fossilized forams are collected from deep oceans and Antarctic ice. Visit an ice-covered place that used to be warm enough for marine reptiles to survive. Consider what Brian’s findings suggest for future conditions on Earth, including global climate.
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