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U-series evidence for widespread reef development in Shark bay during the last interglacial

O'Leary, Michael John; Hearty, Paul J; McCulloch, Malcolm


Field observations and U-series ages reveal that Shark Bay, Western Australia (WA) has been inundated by the sea on at least three occasions during the Late Pleistocene/Holocene, resulting in a succession of marine deposits around the Bay. The exact age of these deposits has until now been problematic due to a lack of reliable and accurate age data. This study reports 16 new U-series coral dates from emergent reef deposits around Shark Bay, and point to an extended period of coral reef...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2007.10.022


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