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Volume 13, issue 1
J. Micropalaeontol., 13, 17–23, 1994
https://doi.org/10.1144/jm.13.1.17
© Author(s) 1994. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
J. Micropalaeontol., 13, 17–23, 1994
https://doi.org/10.1144/jm.13.1.17
© Author(s) 1994. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  01 Sep 1994

01 Sep 1994

Recent benthonic foraminifera from the Western Antarctic Ocean

R. W. Jones1 and C. A. Pudsey2 R. W. Jones and C. A. Pudsey
  • 1BP Exploration (Frontier & International), 5 Long Walk, Stockley Park, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB11 1BP, UK
  • 2British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ET, UK

Abstract. Approximately 60 species of benthonic foraminifera are recorded from 14 samples collected by the RRS Discovery from water depths of 200–4200 m on the Antarctic Peninsula Shelf and Slope and adjacent areas of the Western Antarctic Ocean. Discussion focuses firstly on benthonic foraminiferal abundance, diversity and assemblage composition and the effects of calcite dissolution and, secondly, on the characteristic assemblages of the study area and their relationships to water-masses.

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