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planktonic geochronology

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The use of planktonic organisms (e.g. globigerinid foraminiferids or microscopic algae) to provide a relative dating of sediments deposited in marine waters. Radioactive-decay methods applied to planktonic organisms may also yield an absolute date or information on palaeoclimates.

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