RECENT ADVANCES IN BENTHIC FORAMINIFERAL ECOLOGY: IMPLICATIONS FOR OIL EXPLORATION.

Journal Article

Summary form only given. The benthic foraminifera have species-specific microhabitats with distinctly different test morphologies: plano-convex or bioconvex forms are found at the surface, and rounded planispheral and cylindrical forms are infaunal and are found to a depth of 12-13 cm within the sediments. A distributional model is presented which suggests that the species patterns can be related to the flux of organic carbon to the seabed.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Corliss, BH

Published Date

  • 1987

Published In

  • Oceans Conference Record (Ieee)

Start / End Page

  • 935- -