Fragmentation and dissolution of benthic foraminifera in Kiel Bight, Baltic Sea, Germany, supplement to: Grobe, Hannes; Fütterer, Dieter K (1981): Zur Fragmentierung benthischer Foraminiferen in der Kieler Bucht (Westliche Ostsee). Meyniana, 33, 85-96


Early diagenetic ultrastructural alterations of benthic foraminifers of the genera Elphidium and Ophthalmina from the shallow water sediments of the Kiel Bight were investigated by scanning electron microscopy. Pure solution patterns were deduced from supplementary experiments.//Several carbonate destroying processes can be specified by ultrastructural patterns of the shell surfaces. Based on these patterns three zones are established, each showing different mechanisms of shell fragmentation: 1) zone of abrasion, 2) zone of disintegration, 3) zone of corrosion. This zonation depends on the water depth and is caused primarily by water agitation and by under saturation of the bottom water with respect to carbonate.

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Creator Grobe, Hannes; Fütterer, Dieter K
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2006
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Collection of Datasets
Format application/zip
Size 3 datasets
Discipline Geosciences
Spatial Coverage (10.047W, 54.538S, 10.050E, 54.538N); Kieler Bucht
Temporal Coverage Begin 1978-09-05T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1981-12-14T00:00:00Z