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The researchers behind the current study, working on board the US Coast Guard Cutter Healy, analyzed sediments of deep ocean mud, which contain the shells of long-dead marine organisms called foraminifera.
Tiny fossilized foraminifera species known to have survived the mass extinction also start showing up in the upper part of this layer.
The sediment contains the fossilized remains of phytoplankton, zooplankton, and foraminifera, whose shells feature some of the prettiest designs found in nature.
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