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This work presents a detailed 87Sr/86Sr isotope curve for the 7.5–9.8 Ma time interval obtained by analyzing isotope compositions of the Orbulina universa planktonic foraminifer species from the Mediterranean Gibliscemi section (southern Sicily). The available astronomical tuning of the section provided the opportunity to assess a direct control of the Milankovitch climate cyclicity on the seawater Sr isotope changes. Results of spectral analysis suggest a linear forcing of the 400 ky eccentricity component on the 87Sr/86Sr ratios of the Mediterranean seawater. The recorded amplitude of Sr isotope 400 ky cycles ranges between ±...

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