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Germanium incorporation into sponge spicules: Development of a proxy for reconstructing inorganic germanium and silicon concentrations in seawater

Ellwood, Michael; Kelly, Michelle; Maher, William; De Deckker, Patrick


Measurements of germanium (Ge) in deep-sea sponge skeletons are presented for sponges collected by dredge and for spicules isolated from a range of deep-sea sediment cores. Germanium to silicon (Si) ratios (Ge/Sisp) for sponge silica ranged between 0.075

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Earth and Planetary Science Letters
DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2006.01.016


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