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

Summary: Growth rates of the deep-sea scleractinia Desmophyllum cristagalli
and Enallopsammia rostrata
J.F. Adkinsa,*, G.M. Hendersonb
, S.-L. Wanga
, S. O'Sheac
, F. Mokademb
a
Deptartment of Geology and Planetary Sciences, MS 100-23, Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91125, United States
b
Department of Earth Sciences, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PR, UK
c
NIWA, 310 Evans Bay Parade, Greta Point, PO Box 14-901, Kilbirnie, Wellington, New Zealand
Received 15 March 2004; received in revised form 6 August 2004; accepted 30 August 2004
Editor: E. Bard
Abstract
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 210
Pb and 226
Ra activities in a variety of modern specimens to constrain the range of growth rates. Mechanical and

  

Source: Adkins, Jess F. - Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology; Geosciences