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dc.contributor.authorRobinson, Laura F.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorAdkins, Jess F.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorScheirer, Daniel S.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorFernandez, Diego P.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorGagnon, Alexander C.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorWaller, Rhian G.  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-18T20:06:44Z
dc.date.available2011-08-18T20:06:44Z
dc.date.issued2007-11-01
dc.identifier.citationBulletin of Marine Science 81 (2007): 371-391en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/4762
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © University of Miami - Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, 2007. This article is posted here by permission of University of Miami - Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Bulletin of Marine Science 81 (2007): 371-391.en_US
dc.description.abstractDeep-sea corals have grown for over 200,000 yrs on the New England Seamounts in the northwest Atlantic, and this paper describes their distribution both with respect to depth and time. Many thousands of fossil scleractinian corals were collected on a series of cruises from 2003-2005; by contrast, live ones were scarce. On these seamounts, the depth distribution of fossil Desmophyllum dianthus (Esper, 1794) is markedly different to that of the colonial scleractinian corals, extending 750 m deeper in the water column to a distinct cut-off at 2500 m. This cut-off is likely to be controlled by the maximum depth of a notch-shaped feature in the seamount morphology. The ages of D. dianthus corals as determined by U-series measurements range from modern to older than 200,000 yrs. The age distribution is not constant over time, and most corals have ages from the last glacial period. Within the glacial period, increases in coral population density at Muir and Manning Sea-mounts coincided with times at which large-scale ocean circulation changes have been documented in the deep North Atlantic. Ocean circulation changes have an effect on coral distributions, but the cause of the link is not known.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipWe gratefully acknowledge the support of The Comer Foundation for Abrupt Climate Change, The Henry Luce Foundation, The American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, NSF Grant Numbers OCE-0096373 and OCE-0095331, and NOAA OE Grant Number A05OAR4601054.en_US
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dc.publisherUniversity of Miami - Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Scienceen_US
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dc.titleDeep-sea scleractinian coral age and depth distributions in the northwest Atlantic for the last 225,000 yearsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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