Rees, Siwan A.; Opdyke, Bradley; Wilson, Paul A.; Fifield, L Keith
Coral reefs in the southwest Indian Ocean cover an area of ca. 18 530 km2 compared with a global reef area of nearly 300 000 km 2. These regions are important as fishing grounds, tourist attractions and as a significant component of the global carbon cycle. The mass of calcium carbonate stored within Holocenc neritic sediments is a number that we are only now beginning to quantify with any confidence, in stark contrast to the mass and sedimentation rates associated with pelagic calcium...[Show more]
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