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The Process of Removing Hard Substances by Animals or Other Organisms | Abstract
Journal of Geology & Geophysics

Journal of Geology & Geophysics
Open Access

ISSN: 2381-8719

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Abstract

The Process of Removing Hard Substances by Animals or Other Organisms

Tuong Thuy Vu

Bioerosion describes the erosion of hard ocean substrates and less often terrestrial substrates by living organisms. Bioerosion is a process of removing hard substances by animals or other organisms slowly through actions such as drilling, burrowing or grazing. Bioerosion occurs naturally in nature but can damage the surrounding environment if it is excessive. This natural occurrence is important for geologists and paleontologists as it allows them to determine prehistoric water levels, climatic conditions, and evolutionary patterns. Bioerosion describes the breakdown of hard ocean substrates and less often terrestrial substrates by living organisms.

Published Date: 2021-01-27; Received Date: 2021-10-06

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