Proceedings, Third International Coral Reef Symposium
Coral Growth Band Analysis, Climate, Fossil, Reefs
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.
Dodge, Richard E.; Turekian, Karl K.; and Vaisnys, J. Rimas, "Climatic Implications of Barbados Coral Growth" (1977). Oceanography Faculty Proceedings, Presentations, Speeches, Lectures. 6.