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Volume 12, issue 11
Biogeosciences, 12, 3489–3498, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-3489-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
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Biogeosciences, 12, 3489–3498, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-3489-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Technical note 05 Jun 2015

Technical note | 05 Jun 2015

Technical Note: Silica stable isotopes and silicification in a carnivorous sponge Asbestopluma sp.

K. R. Hendry et al.
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The stable isotope composition of benthic sponge silica skeletons (spicules) has been shown to be a source of useful palaeoceanographic information about past deep seawater chemistry. Here, we investigate the biological vital effects on silica stable isotope composition in a Southern Ocean carnivorous sponge, Asbestopluma sp. We find significant variations in isotopic composition within the specimen – in both silicon and oxygen isotopes – that appear to be related to unusual spicule growth.
The stable isotope composition of benthic sponge silica skeletons (spicules) has been shown to...
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