Calcareous phytoplankton fossil, artwork

Calcareous phytoplankton fossil, artwork

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Credit: CHRISTIAN DARKIN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Calcareous phytoplankton fossil. Artwork of a fossil of the skeleton (coccosphere) of a coccolithotrope, a small marine algal organism. The coccosphere consists of plates (coccoliths) of calcium carbonate. These skeletons can make up the major component of limestone rocks.

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