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Title: The distribution and ecology of recent Foraminiferida off the Ebro Delta, Northeastern Spain
Author: Scrutton , Michael Edward
ISNI:       0000 0004 2731 7905
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 1969
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The main purpose of the work was to carry out a detailed seasonal study of the distribution and ecology of the living benthonic foraminiferids in the different environments around the Ebro delta. As a background to the ecological work, a rough sedimentologiacal examination of the Ebro delta itself was attempted. The delta is relatively small, having a surface area of 330 sq. km., and discharge from the River Ebro is sufficient only to keep one outlet open. Four maj or phases of delta gro1rth are recognized and some of these are known to have had more than one river outlet. The river has only recently changed to a mew direction of discharge and abandoned a section of its channel. Levee, abandoned channel, marsh; lacustrine, beach/spit, lagoon, delta front platform and pro delta slope sedimentary environments are distinguished and described; sediment accumulation is most rapid on the delta front platform and the pro delta slope directly off the river mouth. Seven living foraniferal assemblages are described and a method, involving the use of 'percentage similarity indices', is utilized for the detection of offshore faunal boundaries.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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