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By Simon D. Houghton (auth.), David Graham Jenkins (eds.)

Seven unique case-studies are awarded during this quantity, every one describing the appliance of micropaleontology and palynology in utilized geology: (1) a learn of the fashionable distribution of coccolith sedimentation within the North Sea and its capability for destiny software in basin research; (2) ostracods are proven to be reliable paleoenvironmental symptoms within the early Cretaceous and Tertiary; (3) a biogenic gasoline seep within the North Sea is proven to be marked by way of diagnostic benthonic foraminifera; (4) within the North Sea hydrocarbon exploration, built-in experiences of micropaleontology have supplied necessary information; (5) palynofacies research are proven to be very important in settling on depositional occasions and hydrocarbon resource rock capability; (6) the applying of paleontology and sedimentology to series stratigraphy is verified within the early Cretaceous; and (7) the appliance of micropaleontology is proven to be a vital instrument in either engineering and monetary geology. such a lot chapters were ready by means of earth scientists from industry.
The research of microfossils offered during this e-book presents important info for stratigraphers, petroleum geologists and for engineers and monetary geologists operating in hydrocarbon exploration and basin analysis.

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Birkens, E. and Braarud, T. 1952. Phytoplankton in the Oslo Fjord during a "Coccolithus huxleyi" summer. Avh . Norske Videnske Akad. Oslo, I Naturk. , 2, 3-23. R. 1987. Taxonomy, evolution and biostratigraphy of Late Triassic-Early Jurrasic calcareous nannofossils. Spec. Pap. Paleontology 38, 1-118. R. and Grontved, J. 1953. The phytoplankton of the North Sea and adjacent waters in May 1948. Journal du Conseil Permanent International pour I'Exploration de la Mer 113,87 pp . R. and Nordli, O. 1958.

The rarity and sometimes absence of E. huxleyi in the Asian marginal seas occurs in waters which are well within the temperature and salinity tolerance of the species. The abundance distribution of E. huxleyi and G. oceanica is perhaps better explained by an ecological control related to water mass fertility and water quality. Winter (1982) correlated the percentage abundance of G. oceanica and E. huxleyi in bottom sediments with changes in the nutrient characteristics of the overlying watermass, along a traverse from the Gulf of Aden-Red Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba.

A localized G. oceanica assemblage was noted by Friedinger and Winter (1987) in plankton samples taken in the southwest Indian Ocean off South Africa. The stable coastal Augulhas Current was characterized by dominant E. huxleyi; however off the Great Fish River mouth an isolated G. oceanica dominant flora was present. Additionally, the highest abundance of G. oceanica in the plankton of the Caribbean Sea was noted by Thronsen (1972) in a land-influenced locality off Panama. An adaption for higher nutrient levels or high levels of lithic particles, or both of these, may explain the dramatic increase in landward dominance of G.

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