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Growth rates of the deep-sea scleractinia Desmophyllum cristagalli and Enallopsammia rostrata

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With uranium rich skeletons and density bands similar to their surface coral counterparts, deep-sea scleractinia are a promising archive of past climate. To improve the utility of fossil samples as monitors of deep ocean variability, we have measured 210Pb and 226 Ra activities in a variety of modern specimens to constrain the range of growth rates. Mechanical and chemical cleaning of each sample are required to isolate the radionuclides trapped in the coral skeleton from surface contaminants...

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10.1016/j.epsl.2004.08.022

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Adkins, JF More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
Mokadem, F More by this author
Journal:
EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS
Volume:
227
Issue:
3-4
Pages:
481-490
Publication date:
2004-11-15
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ISSN:
0012-821X
URN:
uuid:3d6d827a-63f4-404a-a82c-f0eeb5947205
Source identifiers:
82550
Local pid:
pubs:82550
Language:
English

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