The ecology of living (stained) deep-sea benthic foraminifera from the Sulu Sea

Journal Article

Despite the uniformity of bottom water temperatures, salinities, and dissolved oxygen levels below 1000 m, significant faunal differences exist at different depths in the low-oxygen basin. The shallowest site (510 m) is dominated (>10% of the calcareous fauna) by Cibicidoides, Uvigerina, (>150 μm) and Bolivina (>63 μm), while Siphonina is codominant with Cibicidoides and Uvigerina in the 1005-m core. The 2000-m cores are dominated by Cibicidoides, Gyroidinoides, and Oridorsalis, while Cibicidoides bradyi and Oridorsalis umbonatus dominate the 3000- and 4000-m cores. Infaunal assemblages of Valvulineria mexicana are found in the sediments of the 4515-m core. -from Authors

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rathburn, AE; Corliss, BH

Published Date

  • 1994

Published In

  • Paleoceanography

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 87 - 150