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Ecology of some Arctic foraminifera

Keith Ellsworth Green
Ecology of some Arctic foraminifera
Micropaleontology (1960) 6 (1): 57-78


An investigation of the Foraminifera in cores of the bottom sediments of the central Arctic Ocean indicates significant quantitative trends in this relatively uniform environment. Foraminiferal occurrence are compared with sediments, sea-floor topography, water depth, calcium carbonate distribution, organic C content of the sediments, temperature and salinity of the water, and associated organisms. A total of 105 species of Foraminifera, of which 20 were useful in establishing depth zones, were collected at depths between 433 and 2760 m. Five species and 1 variety are new. Faunal changes correspond generally to changes in slope. Application of the data suggests displacement of the sediments in parts of some cores.

ISSN: 0026-2803
Serial Title: Micropaleontology
Serial Volume: 6
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Ecology of some Arctic foraminifera
Pages: 57-78
Published: 1960
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, United States
Accession Number: 1960-008693
Categories: Invertebrate paleontology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
N70°00'00" - N90°00'00", W180°00'00" - E180°00'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1960
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