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Meyerhoff Hull, Donna (1993): Radiolarians of DSDP Site 136-842 and Hole 136-843C. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Meyerhoff Hull, D (1993): Quaternary, Eocene, and Cretaceous radiolarians from the Hawaiian Arch, northern equatorial Pacific Ocean. In: Wilkens, RH; Firth, J; Bender, J; et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 136, 3-25,

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Deep-sea cores recovered at Sites 842 and 843 on Leg 136 of the Ocean Drilling Program have yielded assemblages of Quaternary, Eocene, and Cretaceous radiolarians from the Hawaiian Arch region of the northern equatorial Pacific Ocean. Reddish-brown clays from Hole 842A (0-9.6 mbsf), Hole 842B (0-6.3 mbsf), and Hole 843C (0-4.2 mbsf) contain abundant and diverse assemblages of Quaternary radiolarians consisting of more than 80 species typical of the equatorial Pacific region. Quaternary radiolarians at these sites are assignable to the Quaternary Collosphaera tuberosa Interval Zone and Amphirhopalum ypsilon Interval Zone. The boundary between these zones cannot be determined precisely because of the rarity of zonal markers below surface sediments. Correlations have been made between radiolarian occurrences and magnetostratigraphic events elsewhere in the Pacific Ocean, but similar correlations are difficult at Sites 842 and 843 because of poor subsurface preservation. Chert samples collected from intervals in Cores 842B-10X and 842C-1W have yielded radiolarian ages of lower Cenomanian to Santonian and lower Cenomanian, respectively.
Radiolarian assemblages in volcanic sand layers in Sections 6 and 7 of Core 842A-1H (7.5-9.6 mbsf) contain lower and middle Eocene radiolarians admixed with abundant Quaternary faunas. Reworked Eocene radiolarians appear to be restricted to thin layers of volcanic sands within the cores, suggesting deposition by turbidity currents.
Median Latitude: 19.338750 * Median Longitude: -159.091333 * South-bound Latitude: 19.336000 * West-bound Longitude: -159.095000 * North-bound Latitude: 19.342000 * East-bound Longitude: -159.088000
Date/Time Start: 1991-03-03T11:15:00 * Date/Time End: 1991-03-18T00:00:00
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