Articles | Volume 17, issue 23
Biogeosciences, 17, 5883–5908, 2020
Biogeosciences, 17, 5883–5908, 2020

Research article 01 Dec 2020

Research article | 01 Dec 2020

Monsoonal forcing of cold-water coral growth off southeastern Brazil during the past 160 kyr

André Bahr et al.


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ED: Publish as is (10 Oct 2020) by Aninda Mazumdar
Short summary
We explore the sensitivity of cold-water corals (CWCs) to environmental changes utilizing a multiproxy approach on a coral-bearing sediment core from off southeastern Brazil. Our results reveal that over the past 160 kyr, CWCs flourished during glacial high-northern-latitude cold events (Heinrich stadials). These periods were associated with anomalous wet phases on the continent enhancing terrigenous nutrient and organic-matter supply to the continental margin, boosting food supply to the CWCs.
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