Variety of coralline algal deposits (rhodalgal facies) from the Bays of Naples and Pozzuoli (northern Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy)
Published:January 01, 2006
Francesco Toscano, Marco Vigliotti, Lucia Simone, 2006. "Variety of coralline algal deposits (rhodalgal facies) from the Bays of Naples and Pozzuoli (northern Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy)", Cool-Water Carbonates: Depositional Systems and Palaeoenvironmental Controls, H. M. Pedley, G. Carannante
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The occurrence and variability of the coralline algal (rhodalgal) facies both in active factories and in palimpsest and/or winnowed deposits in the Bay of Naples and the Bay of Pozzuoli is reported. The present-day coralline algal deposits resulted from the complex volcano-tectonic events and biological changes which occurred in the Phlegrean Fields, in particular after the sea-level lowstand at the last glacial maximum regression and the succeeding Holocene transgression.
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