Faunal changes in deep-sea benthic foraminifera in the Equatorial Indian Ocean during the late Quaternary

Faunal changes in deep-sea benthic foraminifera in the Equatorial Indian Ocean during the late Quaternary
Takata, Hiroyuki; Hyun, Sangmin; Kang, Jeong Won; Cho, Jin Hyung; Kim, Yunji; Minoru Ikehara
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Hyun, Sangmin(현상민)Kang, Jeong Won(강정원)Cho, Jin Hyung(조진형)Kim, Yunji(김윤지)
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The surface oceanography in the Equatorial Indian Ocean is affected by seasonal alternation of the Indian monsoon through wind mixing. We investigated late Quaternary benthic foraminifera in sediment core GPC1803 (5º20.84’N, 88º50.01’E; 3328 m depth) in the Equatorial Indian Ocean, in order to clarify biotic response of benthic foraminifera with the surface oceanographic changes. This core seems to cover until Marine Isotope Stage (MIS) 13, based on oxygen isotope data of benthic foraminifera. We noted cyclic variations of Epistominella exigua four times. This species has been known as a “phytodetritus species” that can adopt episodic food supply well (e.g., seasonal to multiannual ranges). Although the further refinement is necessary to the current age model, common E. exigua happened in the interglacial periods, MIS 1, 6-7 9 and 13. We note the shift of the fluctuation patters of δ13C of Globigerinoides ruber and Neogloboquadrina dutertrei after MIS 6 in ODP Site 758 (Bolton et al., 2013 [QSR]) adjacent to our core: small offset between the two species in the interglacial periods prior to MIS6 vs. similar values of both the species after MIS 5. Because it is reasonable to suppose that the stratification status of the surface water may affect in the amount and periodicity of food supply to the seafloor in this area, the stratification of the surface ocean may explain the cyclic variations of E. exigua in our study.
Bibliographic Citation
2020년도 한국해양과학기술협의회 공동학술대회 (한국해양학회), pp.98, 2020
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Marine Geology,Marine Geochemistry,Marine Security and Safety Research,해양지질,해양지화학,해양방위

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