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  • n. Plural form of foram.


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  • Foraminifera, called forams by those who study them, are mostly microscopic and exclusively marine organisms in the kingdom Protista.

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  • The Foraminifer, which is also known as the forams for short, is a large group of ameoboid protists.

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  • To obtain their data, Nunes and Norris analyzed carbon isotopes -- chemical signatures that reveal a host of information -- from the shells of single-celled animals called foraminifera, or "forams."

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  • Increasing carbon dioxide (CO2) levels reduce the pH of sea water and increase the solubility of calcium carbonate with potentially dramatic consequences for calcifying organisms, such as corals, mollusks, coccolithophorids, pteropods and forams.

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  • There is a huge amount of evidence from a variety of independent proxies pollen and plant macrofossil data on land, diatoms, forams and alkenones in the ocean that high-latitude northern summers were warmer in the early Holocene.

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  • For the forams-d13C, changes in sea-surface illumination seem to be the most effective direct forcing.

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  • The related paper makes a similar statement up front, but then a little into the text says between the factors influencing tree- and forams-d13C, there are light intensity, temperature, precipitation, etc.

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  • What this shows is that the oxygen isotope composition of the forams is in equilibrium with the seawater.

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  • We can do the same experiments for many marine organisms, including forams, and find that the oxygen isotope fractionation is the same as for inorganic carbonates. i.e.

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  • What is a more interesting question is: are biogenic carbonates, in corals, ostracods, forams etc., precipitated in equilibrium with respect to the source fluid or are metabolic effects important?

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