|Frequency distribution of polycystine radiolarians in surface sediments of the Banda Sea, eastern Indonesia|
van de Paverd, P.J.; Bjørklund, K.R. (1989). Frequency distribution of polycystine radiolarians in surface sediments of the Banda Sea, eastern Indonesia. Neth. J. Sea Res. 24(4): 511-521
In: Netherlands Journal of Sea Research. Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ): Groningen; Den Burg. ISSN 0077-7579, more
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- van de Paverd, P.J.
- Bjørklund, K.R.
Numbers of radiolarians per gram carbonate-free sea-floor sediment vary widely in the Banda Sea. They are low from 0 to 950 m, high between 950 and 4800 m, and ('abnormally') low again below 4800 m water depth. We conclude that this distribution pattern is the result of masking by sediment and the occurrence of spatially limited, highly productive areas in the surface water.