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Migration of brachiopod species in the North Atlantic in response to Holocene climatic change

Endo, K., and Curry, G.B. (1991) Migration of brachiopod species in the North Atlantic in response to Holocene climatic change. Geology, 19 (11). pp. 1101-1103. ISSN 0091-7613 (doi:10.1130/0091-7613(1991)​019<1101:MOBSIT>​2.3.CO;2 )

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Abstract

The brachiopod Terebratulina retusa has migrated 3000-4000 km from the Iberian Peninsula as far north as Spitsbergen during the past 10 ka. This migration was caused by the progressive northward reestablishment of the North Atlantic Current, which had been deflected south during the last ice age and which represents the primary method of dispersal for short-lived pelagic brachiopod larvae. This migration has resulted in two similar but morphometrically distinct species, Terebratulina retusaand Terebratulina septentrionalis, occasionally occurring together. This allows the identification of periods of rapid climatic change in the geologic record because of the effect such changes have on currents that control the distribution of sessile marine organisms

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Curry, Dr Gordon
Authors: Endo, K., and Curry, G.B.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences > Earth Sciences
Journal Name:Geology
Publisher:Geological Society of America
ISSN:0091-7613
ISSN (Online):1943-2682

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