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Volume 15, issue 5
Biogeosciences, 15, 1447–1467, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1447-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
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Biogeosciences, 15, 1447–1467, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1447-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 08 Mar 2018

Research article | 08 Mar 2018

δ11B as monitor of calcification site pH in divergent marine calcifying organisms

Jill N. Sutton et al.

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The boron isotope composition of marine biogenic carbonates has been studied as a proxy for monitoring past changes in seawater pH and carbonate chemistry. We highlight the potential utility of the boron isotope composition of marine biogenic carbonates as a proxy of calcifying site pH for a wide range of calcifying taxa and the importance of using species-specific seawater-pH–boron isotope calibrations when reconstructing seawater pH from the boron isotope composition of biogenic carbonates.
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