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Sediments accumulate over time in layers on the seafloor, and they contain fossil shells of surface-dwelling microscopic marine animals.

Peeling Back the Layers

Sediments accumulate over time in layers on the seafloor, and they typically contain fossil shells of surface-dwelling microscopic marine animals. These shells incorporate radiocarbon and other isotopes from seawater that were present when the animals lived, and hence provide a chronological record of past ocean conditions. (Photo by Tim Eglinton, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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