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Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Biogeosciences, 13, 1223-1235, 2016
http://www.biogeosciences.net/13/1223/2016/
doi:10.5194/bg-13-1223-2016
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Research article
29 Feb 2016
Age structure, carbonate production and shell loss rate in an Early Miocene reef of the giant oyster Crassostrea gryphoides
Mathias Harzhauser et al.
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (08 Feb 2016) by Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Kitazato  
AR by DR. Mathias Harzhauser on behalf of the Authors (15 Feb 2016)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (16 Feb 2016) by Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Kitazato  
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We present the first analysis of population structure and cohort distribution in a fossil oyster reef. Data are derived from Terrestrial Laser Scanning of a Miocene shell bed covering 459 m². A growth model was calculated, revealing this species as the giant oyster Crassostrea gryphoides was the fastest growing oyster known so far. The shell half-lives range around few years, indicating that oyster reefs were geologically short-lived structures, which were degraded on a decadal scale.
We present the first analysis of population structure and cohort distribution in a fossil oyster...
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