Standard Cenozoic and Quaternary calcareous nannoplankton
Some factors in the use of nannoplankton
cultures as food for larval and juvenile bivalves.
Florisphaera profunda, a possible nannoplankton
indicator of late Quaternary changes in sea-water turbidity at the northwestern margin of the Pacific.
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2008 Evolution of Calcareous Nannoplankton
and the Recovery of Marine Food Webs After the Cretaceous-Paleocene Mass Extinction.
1979), radiolarians (e.g., Hays et al., 1989), calcareous nannoplankton
(Hiramatsu and De Deckker, 1997), ostracodes (Mourguiart and Correge, 1998), terrestrial mollusks (Rousseau, 1991; Moine and Rousseau, 2002; Sumegi and Krolopp, 2002) and pollen (Bryson and Kutzbach, 1974; Andrews et al., 1979; Norton et al., 1986; Pienitz et al., 1999; Fauquette et al., 1999; Andreev et al., 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004).
(1998): Paleoecological change in middle to low-latitude calcareous nannoplankton
at the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary.
zonation of the cenozoicof the Gulf Coast and Caribbean Antillean Area, and trans-oceanic correlation.
Relationships between nannoplankton
and lake trophic status.
According to the researchers, a catastrophic impact could have triggered the death of floating one-celled ocean plants, called calcareous nannoplankton
. This, in turn, would have weakened the earth's ability to reflect radiation from the sun, raising surface temperatures by 6[deg.]C for several hundred thousand years.