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Phosphorus in cold-water corals as a proxy for seawater nutrient chemistry.
Science. 2006 Jun 23; 312(5781):1788-91.Sci

Abstract

Phosphorus is a key macronutrient being strongly enriched in the deep ocean as a result of continuous export and remineralization of biomass from primary production. We show that phosphorus incorporated within the skeletons of the cosmopolitan cold-water coral Desmophyllum dianthus is directly proportional to the ambient seawater phosphorus concentration and thus may serve as a paleo-oceanographic proxy for variations in ocean productivity as well as changes in the residence times and sources of deep-water masses. The application of this tool to fossil specimens from the Mediterranean reveals phosphorus-enriched bottom waters at the end of the Younger Dryas period.

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Istituto Centrale per la Ricerca Scientifica e Technologica Applicata al Mare (ICRAM), Via di Casalotti 300, 00166, Rome, Italy. p.montagna@icram.orgNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16794077

Citation

Montagna, Paolo, et al. "Phosphorus in Cold-water Corals as a Proxy for Seawater Nutrient Chemistry." Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 312, no. 5781, 2006, pp. 1788-91.
Montagna P, McCulloch M, Taviani M, et al. Phosphorus in cold-water corals as a proxy for seawater nutrient chemistry. Science. 2006;312(5781):1788-91.
Montagna, P., McCulloch, M., Taviani, M., Mazzoli, C., & Vendrell, B. (2006). Phosphorus in cold-water corals as a proxy for seawater nutrient chemistry. Science (New York, N.Y.), 312(5781), 1788-91.
Montagna P, et al. Phosphorus in Cold-water Corals as a Proxy for Seawater Nutrient Chemistry. Science. 2006 Jun 23;312(5781):1788-91. PubMed PMID: 16794077.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Phosphorus in cold-water corals as a proxy for seawater nutrient chemistry. AU - Montagna,Paolo, AU - McCulloch,Malcolm, AU - Taviani,Marco, AU - Mazzoli,Claudio, AU - Vendrell,Begoña, PY - 2006/6/24/pubmed PY - 2006/7/18/medline PY - 2006/6/24/entrez SP - 1788 EP - 91 JF - Science (New York, N.Y.) JO - Science VL - 312 IS - 5781 N2 - Phosphorus is a key macronutrient being strongly enriched in the deep ocean as a result of continuous export and remineralization of biomass from primary production. We show that phosphorus incorporated within the skeletons of the cosmopolitan cold-water coral Desmophyllum dianthus is directly proportional to the ambient seawater phosphorus concentration and thus may serve as a paleo-oceanographic proxy for variations in ocean productivity as well as changes in the residence times and sources of deep-water masses. The application of this tool to fossil specimens from the Mediterranean reveals phosphorus-enriched bottom waters at the end of the Younger Dryas period. SN - 1095-9203 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16794077/Phosphorus_in_cold_water_corals_as_a_proxy_for_seawater_nutrient_chemistry_ L2 - http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=16794077 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -