Constans, R E; Parker, Mary E (1986): Distribution of late Quaternary calcareous nannofossils in DSDP Leg 96 sites. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.788309, Supplement to: Constans, RE; Parker, ME (1986): Calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy and paleoclimatic indices for the late Quaternary, Deep Sea Drilling Project Leg 96, Gulf of Mexico. In: Bouma, AH; Coleman, JM; Meyer, AW; et al. (eds.), Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project, Washington (U.S. Govt. Printing Office), 96, 601-630, https://doi.org/10.2973/dsdp.proc.96.132.1986
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Sediments from holes drilled at 11 sites in the northern Gulf of Mexico during Deep Sea Drilling Project Leg 96 were analyzed for calcareous nannofossil content. All sediments recovered are Holocene and late Pleistocene in age and are within the Emiliania huxleyi Zone. The datum level represented by the lowest stratigraphic occurrence of dominant E. huxleyi occurs at two sites (Sites 615 and 619) and can be dated at approximately 84,000 yr. ago at Site 619.
Reworked Cretaceous nannofossils are generally common or abundant and dominate the floral assemblages of the late Wisconsin glacial sediments. When present, indigenous late Quaternary species are rare or few in abundance. Slight increases in the contemporaneous Quaternary component of the floral assemblages can be documented by the use of a calculated in s/fu/reworked ratio. This ratio, based on the relative abundances of the indigenous Quaternary taxa and reworked taxa, shows potential both for local correlations between drill sites and for correlation with glacio-eustatic fluctuations during the late Pleistocene.
Median Latitude: 26.343976 * Median Longitude: -87.996676 * South-bound Latitude: 25.068000 * West-bound Longitude: -91.409000 * North-bound Latitude: 27.193500 * East-bound Longitude: -85.992200
Date/Time Start: 1983-10-01T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1983-11-03T00:00:00