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Thompson and Livingston 1970


scientific article | Earth and Planetary Science Letters

Strontium and uranium concentrations in aragonite precipitated by some modern corals

Thompson G, Livingston HD


Abstract

Ahermatypic corals, and hermatypic corals without zooxanthellae, have Sr and U concentrations that are greater than those of reef corals containing zooxanthellae. The Sr and U concentrations in the corals are independent of water temperature, in that respect differing from those in aragonite experimentally precipitated from sea-water in the laboratory. The deposition of Sr and U in scleractinian coral aragonite may be related to coral metabolic processes and to the influence of algal photosynthesis on calcification rates.

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Depth range
40- 1000 m

Mesophotic “mentions”
0 x (total of 1894 words)

Classification
* Presents original data
* Focused on `mesophotic` depth range
* Focused on `mesophotic coral ecosystem`

Fields
Molecular ecology
Physiology
Paleoecology

Focusgroups
Scleractinia (Hard Corals)

Locations
Brazil - Eastern Brazil

Platforms
Land-based

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