Diatoms and silicoflagellates abundances in the sediment core A12-5 from Amur Bay (Japan Sea), supplement to: Tsoy, Ira B; Prushkovskaya, Irina; Aksentov, Kirill; Astakhov, Anatoly (2015): Environmental changes in the Amur Bay (Japan/East Sea) during the last 150 years revealed by examination of diatoms and silicoflagellates. Ocean Science Journal, 50(2), 433-444


Diatoms and silicoflagellates from sediments in Amur Bay (Japan Sea) were analyzed with high temporal resolution to examine changes over the last 150 years. The age of sediments was estimated from unsupported 210Pb controlled by 137Cs. Siliceous microalgae examined in each cm of two sediment cores demonstrated significant changes in the ecological structure of the assemblages that reflected changes in sedimentation conditions. The obtained data suggest that the environmental changes over the last 150 years in Amur Bay are associated with the weakening of river runoff due to deforestation, sea level rise caused by global warming, and the increase of siliceous microplankton productivity that resulted in the formation of seasonal bottom hypoxia.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.898650
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1007/s12601-015-0039-8
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.898650
Creator Tsoy, Ira B; Prushkovskaya, Irina
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2019
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Dataset; Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 1728 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (131.843 LON, 43.184 LAT); Amur Bay