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Recent Carbonate Sedimentation

  • Erik Flügel

Abstract

About 50% of Recent ocean floors are covered by carbonate sediments (Lisitzin, 1971). Areas of profound carbonate sedimentation are the shallow seas of the tropics and subtropics between 30°N and 30°S (Fig. 4) and the deep-sea bottoms. Approximately 1/3 of the deep-sea floors are covered by carbonate muds.

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Great Barrier Reef Carbonate Sediment Planktonic Foraminifera Coralline Alga Subaerial Exposure 
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