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Biostratigraphy and Paleoecology of Deep-Water Agglutinated Foraminifera at ODP Site 643, Norwegian-Greenland Sea

  • Michael A. Kaminski
  • Felix M. Gradstein
  • Robert M. Goll
  • Dennis Greig
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Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 327)

Abstract

Eocene to lower Miocene sediments at ODP Site 643 in the Norwegian-Greenland Sea contain a diverse assemblage of deep-water agglutinated foraminifera (DWAF), consisting of at least 66 species. We recognize five sequential assemblages based on the first occurrence of characteristic taxa. The resulting biostratigraphic scheme complements microfossil zonations developed for the North Sea and Labrador Sea, but the stratigraphic ranges of many DWAF taxa persist into younger horizons at Site 643 compared with other localities in the North Atlantic. The benthic foraminiferal record at Site 643 was influenced by the subsidence history of the Greenland-Scotland Ridge, and a comparison of DWAF assemblages at Site 643 and Site 647 in the Labrador Sea constrains the timing of the development of deep marine connections between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic as early middle Eocene.

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Benthic Foraminifera Middle Eocene Ocean Drill Program Foraminiferal Assemblage Stratigraphic Range 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael A. Kaminski
    • 1
  • Felix M. Gradstein
    • 2
  • Robert M. Goll
    • 3
  • Dennis Greig
    • 4
  1. 1.GEOMARKielGermany
  2. 2.Geological Survey of CanadaBedford Institute of OceanographyDartmouthCanada
  3. 3.Continental Shelf InstituteTrondheimNorway
  4. 4.Chevron USANew OrleansUSA

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