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Foraminiferal record of the Holocene development of the marine environment in the southern North Sea
Moodley, L.; van Weering, Tj.C.E. (1993). Foraminiferal record of the Holocene development of the marine environment in the southern North Sea. Neth. J. Sea Res. 31(1): 43-52
In: Netherlands Journal of Sea Research. Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ): Groningen; Den Burg. ISSN 0077-7579, more
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  • Moodley, L., more
  • van Weering, Tj.C.E., more

Abstract
    Analyses of the benthic Foraminifera encountered in a piston core and box core collected from the Frisian Front area in the southern North Sea (53"42'N, 4"30'E) revealed that subtidal conditions began at ~6240 B.P. No large scale changes were observed in the foraminiferal compositions since then, but distinct variation in their densities occurred. Lateral transport from the south is effective, as implied by the presence of reworked Cretaceous Foraminifera; there is very little long-term Recent sediment accumulation in this area. Fluctuation in the Holocene foraminiferal densities reflects both the variation in local production of tests and the supply of tests from the south.

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