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An Introduction to Marine Sediments | SciTechnol

Journal of Marine Biology & Oceanography.ISSN: 2324-8661

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Editorial, J Mar Biol Oceanogr Vol: 9 Issue: 4

An Introduction to Marine Sediments

Adina William*

Scitechnol Editorial Office, London, United Kingdom

*Corresponding Author : Adina William, Scitechnol Editorial Office
London,
United Kingdom,
E-mail: adina_william@hotmail.com

Received: November 16, 2020 Accepted: November 18, 2020 Published: November 25, 2020

Citation: William A (2020) An Introduction to Marine Sediments.J Mar Biol Oceanogr 2020, 9:4

Abstract

Sediments are defined as the earth’s materials such as sand, gravel, and lime that are carried and settled down by wind, water or gravity. In due course, they assemble and then cemented to form sedimentary rocks. In aquatic ecosystems, continuous sedimentation of organic and inorganic substances takes place. Marine sediments are these unconsolidated organic and inorganic particles that accumulate on surface of the ocean. These sediments results from the biological activity, weathering and erosion of the continents, the volcanic eruptions and the chemical processes that take place within the ocean

Keywords: Marine sediments, Lithogenous, Biogenous, Hydrogenous and Cosmogenous.

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