46 Million-Year-Old Eocene World in a Forest

By | October 18, 2018

46 Million-Year-Old Eocene World in a Forest | US Forest Service

Oxygen is nearly absent in the offshore lake-bottom muds, and there is little to disturb the settled remains, which are soon enmeshed in sticky mats of algal filaments that bind insects and sediment grains alike. Clay and silt particles continue to settle out from the water above to blanket the lake bottom, forming a seasonal rhythm of alternating shale layers called varves.

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