Which type of ocean deposit is ooze?

Ooze is mud sediment on the bottom of an ocean or lakebed formed from the accumulation of skeletal and organic remains of microscopic organisms (phytoplankton and zooplankton). The oozes are subdivided first into 

  • Calcareous oozes-containing skeletons made of calcium carbonate.
  • Siliceous oozes-containing skeletons made of silica.

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