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Sediments on the deep-sea plains, consisting of plankton remains, wind-borne volcanic dust, etc. Beneath about 5,000 m no organic matter is present (red clays); between 5,000 and 3,900 m Radiolaria predominate in the siliceous oozes; and between 3,900 and 2,000 m Foraminifera (especially Globigerina) are most common in the calcareous oozes.


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