Event Name/Location

Proceedings, Third International Coral Reef Symposium

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

5-1977

Keywords

Coral Growth Band Analysis, Climate, Fossil, Reefs

Abstract

Results from a coral growth band analysis utilizing samples of M. annularis from the Recent Barbados reef and from three fossil raised reefs (Barbados I, II, and III dated at 82,000, 105,000, and 125,000 yrs. B.P.) indicate that in the Barbados II collection both average band width and variability were lower than in the other samples. We suggest the climate during formation of the 105,000 yrs. B.P. reef was significantly different than that of the present.

Comments

ISSN: 0272-2615

Volume 2 Pgs: 361-365

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