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Foraminifera Fossils Indicate Sea Level Change in Lothal

  Geologists have extensively researched sea level variation and depth fluctuations along the Indian coasts, using foraminifera, a sea organism, found in abundance all over the oceans. They are either benthic or planktonic depending upon whether they live on the sea bottom or float in the upper water column. Out of an estimated 4000 species living today, 40 are planktonic. Dr Rajiv Nigam, senior scientist from the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Goa in a recent talk at the 4th...

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