Environments where Fossils Form

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  • Environments Where Fossils Form
    • Continental
      • Highland
        • Practically no fossils: an area of erosion
      • Lowland
        • Few Fossils: restricted to rivers, lakes, deltas, etc.
    • Marine
      • Shallow Sea
        • Lots of creatures live on the sea bed here, and they stand a good chance of being buried. Floaters and Swimmers also sink to the bottom here
          • Many scavengers destroy remains before follilisation can occur.
      • Deep Water
        • Very  few creatures live on the sea bet at this depth so floaters and swimmers are the main organisms to be preserved.
          • Fine Sediment and lack of scavengers may help fossilisation


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