Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Biogeosciences, 14, 1721–1737, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-1721-2017
Biogeosciences, 14, 1721–1737, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-1721-2017
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 et al.

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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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