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Linking Modern Benthic Communities and Taphonomic Processes to the Stratigraphic Record of Antarctic Cores
Entry ID: NSF-ANT07-39496

Abstract: This project answers a simple question: why are there so few fossils in sediment cores from Antarctica's continental shelf? Antarctica's benthos are as biologically rich as those of the tropics. Shell-secreting organisms should have left a trail throughout geologic time, but have not. This trail is particularly important because these organisms record regional climate in ways that are critical to ... View entire text
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Description: NSF Award Abstract #0739496
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.33   S: -77.7   E: 163.92   W: 163.42

Data Set Citation
Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-09-01
Stop Date: 2009-08-31
Data Set Progress
Data Center
United States Antarctic Program Data Center Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Email: info at
Contact Address:
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
61 Route 9W
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA
Email: molly.f.miller at
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Vanderbilt University
City: Nashville
Province or State: TN
Postal Code: 37240
Country: US
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-07-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-12