Brunner, Charlotte A.; Andres, Miriam; Holbourn, Ann E.; Siedlecki, S.; Brooks, Gregg R.; Molina Garza, Roberto S.; Fuller, Michael D.; Ladner, Bryan C.; Hine, Albert C.; Li, Qianyu (2004): Quaternary planktonic foraminiferal biostratigraphy, ODP Leg 182 sites. Texas A&M University, Ocean Drilling Program, College Station, TX, United States, In: Hine, Albert C., Feary, David A., Malone, Mitchell J., Andres, Miriam, Betzler, Christian, Brooks, Gregg R., Brunner, Charlotte A., Fuller, Michael, Molina Garza, Roberto S., Holbourn, Ann E., Huuse, Mads, Isern, Alexandra R., James, Noel P., Ladner, Bryan C., Li, Qianyu, Machiyama, Hideaki, Mallinson, David J., Matsuda, Hiroki, Mitterer, Richard M., Robin, Cecile, Russell, Joellen L., Shafik, Samir, Simo, J. A., Smart, Peter L., Spence, Guy H., Surlyk, Finn C., Swart, Peter K., Wortmann, Ulrich G., Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program; scientific results; Great Australian Bight; Cenozoic cool-water carbonates; covering Leg 182 of the cruises of the drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution; Wellington, New Zealand, to Fremantle, Australia; Sites 1126-1134, 8 October-7 December 1998, 182, georefid:2005-041665

The first and last appearances of Quaternary planktonic foraminifers in the Great Australian Bight were evaluated using datum levels from magnetostatigraphy, oxygen isotope stratigraphy, and calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy to determine whether they were synchronous or diachronous with open-ocean biostratigraphic events. The first appearance of Globorotalia truncatulinoides is diachronous at 1.6-1.7 Ma at Site 1127 and 1.1-1.2 at Sites 1129 and 1132, similar to other local appearances in high latitudes. All other datum levels, however, are synchronous with open-ocean events, including the first appearance of Globorotalia hirsuta and the last appearances of Globorotalia tosaensis and pink Globigerinoides ruber in the Indo-Pacific region. A local reappearance of Gt. hirsuta at approximately 0.12 Ma and the disappearance of Globorotalia crassaformis at approximately 0.10 Ma were found to be useful for local biostratigraphy. Age control at the bottom of all of the sections is poor at this time, but results suggest that sedimentation recommenced starting at approximately 1.9 Ma above the regional unconformity that marks the base of seismostratigraphic Sequence 2. Sediment accumulation is distinctly reduced in the lower Pleistocene compared to the upper Pleistocene, perhaps in part because of processes associated with several omission surfaces
West: 127.1500 East: 128.5500 North: -33.1720 South: -34.2330
Expedition: 182
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