Counts of species of foraminifera from 75 samples of sediment from East Bay, MacKeazie King Island, in the Canadian Arctic were converted to a matrix of presence–absence data (56 species × 75 stations). These were submitted to both normal and inverse association–analysis as a preliminary test of the application of that multivariate method to problems in marine ecology. The results are compared with observations made at the time the survey was carried out. Although the pattern of sampling was not the most suitable for association–analysis, the results indicate that the method may prove quite informative.

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