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Uranium-series dating and growth characteristics of the deep-sea scleractinian coral: Enallopsammia rostrata from the Equatorial Pacific

Houlbreque, Fanny; McCulloch, Malcolm; Roark, Brendan; Guilderson, Tom; Meibom, Anders; Kimball, Justine; Mortimer, Graham; Cuif, Jean-Pierre; Dunbar, Robert B


The deep-sea coral, Enallopsammia rostrata, a member of the Dendrophylliidae family, is a major structure-forming species that creates massive dendroid colonies, up to 1 m wide and 0.5 m tall. Living colonies of E. rostrata have been collected using the PISCES submersibles from three locations from 480 to 788 m water depth in the Line Islands (∼160°W) in the Equatorial Pacific. We have applied to these colonies a high sensitivity, low blank technique to determine U-series ages in small...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2010.01.017


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