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Cold-water coral mound archive provides unique insights into intermediate water mass dynamics in the alboran sea during the last deglaciation

Fentimen, Robin ; Feenstra, Eline ; Rüggeberg, Andres ; Vennemann, Torsten ; Hajdas, Irka ; Adatte, Thierry ; Van Rooij, David ; Foubert, Anneleen

In: Frontiers in Marine Science, 2020, vol. 7, p. -

The Alboran Sea is widely recognized to host numerous cold-water coral ecosystems, including the East Melilla Coral Province. Yet, their development through time and response to climatic variability has still to be fully understood. Based on a combined investigation of benthic foraminiferal assemblages, foraminiferal stable isotope compositions, grain size analysis, sediment geochemistry, and...

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Constraining the formation of authigenic carbonates in a seepage-affected cold-water coral mound by lipid biomarkers

Feenstra, Eline Juliette ; Birgel, Daniel ; Heindel, Katrin ; Wehrmann, Laura M. ; Jaramillo‐Vogel, David ; Grobéty, Bernard ; Frank, Norbert ; Hancock, Leanne G. ; Van Rooij, David ; Peckmann, Jörn ; Foubert, Anneleen

In: Geobiology, 2020, vol. 18, no. 2, p. 185–206

Cold‐water coral (CWC) mounds are build‐ups comprised of coral‐dominated intervals alternating with a mixed carbonate‐siliciclastic matrix. At some locations, CWC mounds are influenced by methane seepage, but the impact of methane on CWC mounds is poorly understood. To constrain the potential impact of methane on CWC mound growth, lipid biomarker investigations were combined with...