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Open-File Report 2013–1240

Biological and Geochemical Data of Gravity Cores from Mobile Bay, Alabama

By Kathryn A. Richwine, Marci Marot, Christopher G. Smith, Lisa E. Osterman, and C. Scott Adams

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A study was conducted to understand the marine-influenced environments of Mobile Bay, Alabama, by collecting a series of box cores and gravity cores. One gravity core in particular demonstrates a long reference for changing paleoenvironmental parameters in Mobile Bay. Due to lack of abundance of foraminifers and (or) lack of diversity, the benthic foraminiferal data for two of the three gravity cores are not included in the results. The benthic foraminiferal data collected and geochemical analyses in this study provide a baseline for recent changes in the bay.

First posted September 19, 2013

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Richwine, K.A., Marot, M., Smith C.G., Osterman L.E., and Adams, C.S., 2013, Biological and geochemical data of gravity cores from Mobile Bay, Alabama: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013–1240, 20 p.,



Data Collection and Processing


References Cited

Appendix 1. Mobile Bay foraminifers

Appendix 2. Elemental Explanation

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