Articles | Volume 14, issue 12
Research article
22 Jun 2017
Research article |  | 22 Jun 2017

Benthic foraminiferal Mn / Ca ratios reflect microhabitat preferences

Karoliina A. Koho, Lennart J. de Nooijer, Christophe Fontanier, Takashi Toyofuku, Kazumasa Oguri, Hiroshi Kitazato, and Gert-Jan Reichart


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (27 Apr 2017) by Markus Kienast
AR by Koho Karoliina on behalf of the Authors (27 Apr 2017)
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Apr 2017) by Markus Kienast
RR by nina keul (18 May 2017)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (19 May 2017) by Markus Kienast
AR by Koho Karoliina on behalf of the Authors (24 May 2017)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Here we report Mn / Ca ratios in living benthic foraminifera from the NE Japan margin. The results show that the Mn incorporation directly reflects the environment where the foraminifera calcify. Foraminifera that live deeper in sediment, under greater redox stress, generally incorporate more Mn into their carbonate skeletons. As such, foraminifera living close to the Mn reduction zone in sediment appear promising tools for paleoceanographic reconstructions of sedimentary redox conditions.
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