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Bice, Karen L; Norris, Richard D (2005): Stable oxygen and carbon isotope ratios of foraminifera and test results after different sample cleaning procedures from ODP Leg 207 sediments. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Bice, KL; Norris, RD (2005): Data report: Stable isotope ratios of foraminifers from ODP Leg 207, Sites 1257, 1258, and 1260, and a cleaning procedure for foraminifers in organic-rich shales. In: Mosher, DC; Erbacher, J; Malone, MJ (eds.) Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 207, 1-23,

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We report oxygen and carbon stable isotope analyses of foraminifers, primarily planktonic, sampled at low resolution in the Cretaceous and Paleogene sections from Sites 1257, 1258, and 1260. Data from two samples from Site 1259 are also reported. The very low resolution of the data only allows us to detect climate-driven isotopic events on the timescale of more than 500 k.y. A several million-year-long interval of overall increase in planktonic 18O is seen in the Cenomanian at Site 1260. Before and after this interval, foraminifers from Cenomanian and Turonian black shales have d18O values in the range -4.2 per mil to -5.0 per mil, suggestive of upper ocean temperatures higher than modern tropical values. The d18O values of upper ocean dwelling Paleogene planktonics exhibit a long-term increase from the early Eocene to the middle Eocene.
During shipboard and postcruise processing, it proved difficult to extract well-preserved foraminifer tests from black shales by conventional techniques. Here, we report results of a test of procedures for cleaning foraminifers in Cretaceous organic-rich mudstone sediments using various combinations of soaking in bleach, Calgon/hydrogen peroxide, or Cascade, accompanied by drying, repeat soaking, or sonication. A procedure that used 100% bleach, no detergent, and no sonication yielded the largest number of clean, whole individual foraminifers with the shortest preparation time. We found no significant difference in d18O or d13C values among sets of multiple samples of the planktonic foraminifer Whiteinella baltica extracted following each cleaning procedure.
Median Latitude: 9.366741 * Median Longitude: -54.466888 * South-bound Latitude: 9.265510 * West-bound Longitude: -54.733310 * North-bound Latitude: 9.453830 * East-bound Longitude: -54.199480
Date/Time Start: 2003-01-15T14:30:00 * Date/Time End: 2003-10-28T10:10:00
207-1257A * Latitude: 9.453830 * Longitude: -54.341960 * Date/Time Start: 2003-01-15T14:30:00 * Date/Time End: 2003-01-19T22:45:00 * Elevation: -2951.0 m * Penetration: 284.7 m * Recovery: 216.05 m * Location: North Atlantic Ocean * Campaign: Leg207 * Basis: Joides Resolution * Device: Drilling/drill rig (DRILL) * Comment: 31 core; 284.7 m cored; 0 m drilled; 75.9 % recovery
207-1257C * Latitude: 9.453430 * Longitude: -54.341580 * Date/Time Start: 2003-01-21T13:20:00 * Date/Time End: 2003-01-22T15:30:00 * Elevation: -2951.0 m * Penetration: 235.9 m * Recovery: 96.6 m * Location: North Atlantic Ocean * Campaign: Leg207 * Basis: Joides Resolution * Device: Drilling/drill rig (DRILL) * Comment: 16 cores; 153.9 m cored; 82 m drilled; 62.8 % recovery
207-1258A * Latitude: 9.433330 * Longitude: -54.733310 * Date/Time Start: 2003-01-22T18:15:00 * Date/Time End: 2003-01-25T10:10:00 * Elevation: -3192.2 m * Penetration: 447.5 m * Recovery: 375.46 m * Location: North Atlantic Ocean * Campaign: Leg207 * Basis: Joides Resolution * Device: Drilling/drill rig (DRILL) * Comment: 50 cores; 447.5 m cored; 0 m drilled; 83.9 % recovery
Ages of sample set was estimated through a combination of shipboard biostratigraphy and shore-based magnetostratigraphy (Erbacher, Mosher, Malone, et al., 2004, doi:10.2973/
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