Articles | Volume 13, issue 18
Biogeosciences, 13, 5139–5150, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-5139-2016
Biogeosciences, 13, 5139–5150, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-5139-2016

Research article 16 Sep 2016

Research article | 16 Sep 2016

Seasonality in planktic foraminifera of the central California coastal upwelling region

Catherine V. Davis et al.

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We examine seasonality of planktic foraminifera in an upwelling area to identify species vulnerable to changes in upwelling and ocean acidification and improve interpretation of fossil foraminifera. Of species associated with upwelling on the central California shelf, some are consistent with observations elsewhere while some associations appear to be unique to the region. All species show lunar periodicity and we confirm the presence of foraminifera at very low saturation state of calcite.
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