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Whitings, a sedimentologic dilemma

January 1, 1989

The suspended sediment in whitings contains some precipitated calcium carbonate and is not merely bottom sediment stirred into suspension. The amount of new carbonate produced in whitings on the Great Bahama Bank is substantially higher than that arising from algal production. Consequently, the amount of sediment transported to deep water may be much greater than previously thought. -from Authors

Citation Information

Publication Year 1989
Title Whitings, a sedimentologic dilemma
Authors E.A. Shinn, R.P. Steinen, B. H. Lidz, Peter K. Swart
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
Series Number
Index ID 70015806
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization