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Boron isotope composition of the cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa along the Norwegian margin: Zooming into a potential pH-proxy by combining bulk and high-resolution approaches

Jurikova, Hana ; Liebetrau, Volker ; Raddatz, Jacek ; Fietzke, Jan ; Trotter, Julie ; Rocholl, Alexander ; Krause, Stefan ; Mc Culloch, Malcolm ; Rüggeber, Andres ; Eisenhauer, Anton

In: Chemical Geology, 2019, vol. 513, p. 143–152

High-latitude cold-water coral reefs are particularly vulnerable to climate change due to enhanced CO2 uptake in these regions. To evaluate their physiological functioning and potential application as pH archives, we retrieved both recent and fossil samples of Lophelia pertusa along the Norwegian margin from Oslofjord (59°N), over to Trondheimsfjord, Sula and Lopphavet (70.6°N). Boron...

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Environmental constraints on Holocene cold‐water coral reef growth off Norway: Insights from a multiproxy approach

Raddatz, Jacek ; Liebetrau, Volker ; Trotter, Julie ; Rüggeberg, Andres ; Flögel, Sascha ; Dullo, Wolf-Christian ; Eisenhauer, Anton ; Voigt, Silke ; McCulloch, Malcolm

In: Paleoceanography, 2016, vol. 31, no. 10, p. 1350–1367

High-latitude cold-water coral (CWC) reefs are particularly susceptible due to enhanced CO₂ uptake in these regions. Using precisely dated (U/Th) CWCs (Lophelia pertusa) retrieved during research cruise POS 391 (Lopphavet 70.6°N, Oslofjord 59°N) we applied boron isotopes (δ¹¹B), Ba/Ca, Li/Mg, and U/Ca ratios to reconstruct the environmental boundary conditions of CWC reef growth. The...

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Li/Mg systematics in scleractinian corals: Calibration of the thermometer

Montagna, Paolo ; McCulloch, Malcolm ; Douville, Eric ; Correa, Matthias López ; Trotter, Julie ; Rodolfo-Metalpa, Riccardo ; Dissard, Delphine ; Ferrier-Pagès, Christine ; Frank, Norbert ; Freiwald, André ; Goldstein, Steve ; Mazzoli, Claudio ; Reynaud, Stephanie ; Rüggeberg, Andres ; Russo, Simone ; Taviani, Marco

In: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2014, vol. 132, p. 288–310

We show that the Li/Mg systematics of a large suite of aragonitic coral skeletons, representing a wide range of species inhabiting disparate environments, provides a robust proxy for ambient seawater temperature. The corals encompass both zooxanthellate and azooxanthellate species (Acropora sp., Porites sp., Cladocora caespitosa, Lophelia pertusa, Madrepora...