Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Research article
31 Mar 2017
Research article |  | 31 Mar 2017

Geochemical and microstructural characterisation of two species of cool-water bivalves (Fulvia tenuicostata and Soletellina biradiata) from Western Australia

Liza M. Roger, Annette D. George, Jeremy Shaw, Robert D. Hart, Malcolm Roberts, Thomas Becker, Bradley J. McDonald, and Noreen J. Evans


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (12 Mar 2017) by Hiroshi Kitazato
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (13 Mar 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (13 Mar 2017) by Hiroshi Kitazato
AR by Liza Roger on behalf of the Authors (14 Mar 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
The shell compositions of bivalve species from south Western Australia are described here to better understand the factors involved in their formation. The shell composition can be used to reconstruct past environmental conditions, but certain species manifest an offset compared to the environmental parameters measured. As shown here, shells that experience the same conditions can present different compositions in relation to structure, organic composition and environmental conditions.
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