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Lunar periodicity in the shell flux of planktonic foraminifera in the Gulf of Mexico

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L. Jonkers, C. E. Reynolds, J. Richey, and I. R. Hall, 2015, Lunar periodicity in the shell flux of planktonic foraminifera in the Gulf of Mexico: Biogeosciences, 12, 3061-3070 pp., doi:10.5194/bg-12-3061-2015

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Synchronised reproduction offers clear benefits to planktonic foraminifera – an important group of marine calcifiers – as it increases the chances of successful gamete fusion. Such synchrony requires tuning to an internal or external clock. Evidence exists for lunar reproductive cycles in some species, but its recognition in shell flux time series has proven difficult, raising questions about reproductive strategies. Using spectral analysis of a 4-year time series (mostly at weekly resolution) from the northern Gulf of Mexico, we show that the shell flux ofGloborotalia menardii, Globigerinella siphonifera, Orbulina universa, Globigerinoides sacculifer, Globigerinoides ruber (both pink and white varieties), Pulleniatina obliquiloculata, [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.5194/bg-12-3061-2015
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