Corallith growth on submarine alluvial fans.

Dullo, Wolf-Christian and Hecht, Christian (1990) Corallith growth on submarine alluvial fans. Senckenbergiana Maritima, 21 (1-4). pp. 77-86.

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Abstract

The Red Sea and especially the Gulf of Aqaba are characterized Ьу mixed siliciclastic and marine carbonatic shallow water sediments. Alluvial fans of varying dimensions deposited during ephemeral flash floods continue into the marine environment. They are partly settled Ьу calcareous biota. Coralline algae аге prominent pioneer encrusters, however, scleractinians with spherical growth patterns occur as well. Such coralliths enclose а core of оле or several pebЬles of crystalline rocks. Their almost regular growth banding in the outer part of the sphere is caused Ьу bioturbation of scarid and balistid fishes.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Coralliths, Red Sea, Gulf of Aqaba
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-P-OZ Paleo-Oceanography
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
ISSN: 0080-889X
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2016 14:04
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2019 13:24
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/31417

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