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Arctic Ostracode Database

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1995
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The Arctic Ostracode Database provides species census data for about100 species of benthic marine Ostracoda from modern surface and lateQuaternary sediments from various parts of the Arctic Ocean andadjacent seas. Ostracodes are a microfossil group of bivalvedCrustacea that secrete a calcareous shell commonly preserved insediments in the Arctic region. Because many ostracode species haveecological limits controlled by temperature, salinity, oxygen, foodand other factors, they can provide an important tool forpaleoceanographic reconstruction in the Arctic. Some recentapplications of ostracodes to understanding Arctic Ocean historyinclude Briggs (1983), Reimnitz et al. (1983, 1992), McDougall etal. (1986), Clark et al.(1990), Pak et [...]

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Ostracodes are a microfossil group of bivalved Crustacea thatsecrete a calcareous shell commonly preserved in sediments in theArctic region. Because many ostracode species have ecologicallimits controlled by temperature, salinity, oxygen, food and otherfactors, they can provide an important tool for paleoceanographicreconstruction in the Arctic.

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