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Palaeoenvironmental change in the Gulf of Carpentaria (Australia) since the last interglacial based on Ostracoda

Reeves, Jessica M; Chivas, A R; Garcia, Adriana; De Deckker, Patrick

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Throughout the last glacial cycle, the region between Australia and New Guinea, which is today known as the Gulf of Carpentaria, has oscillated from open shallow marine conditions to a large, land-locked freshwater lake, including periods of subaerial exposure. Ostracod faunal assemblages and variations in the valve morphology, preserved in the sediments of the gulf, record these changes. A 14.8 m long core (MD972132) extracted from near the centre of the modern Gulf of Carpentaria, spanning...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/31620
Source: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2006.09.012

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