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Volume 14, issue 4
Biogeosciences, 14, 885–900, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-885-2017
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Biogeosciences, 14, 885–900, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-885-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 27 Feb 2017

Research article | 27 Feb 2017

Ecological response to collapse of the biological pump following the mass extinction at the Cretaceous–Paleogene boundary

Johan Vellekoop et al.
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The Cretaceous–Paleogene boundary, ~ 66 Ma, is characterized by a mass extinction. We studied groups of both surface-dwelling and bottom-dwelling organisms to unravel the oceanographic consequences of these extinctions. Our integrated records indicate that a reduction of the transport of organic matter to the sea floor resulted in enhanced recycling of nutrients in the upper water column and decreased food supply at the sea floor in the first tens of thousands of years after the extinctions.
The Cretaceous–Paleogene boundary, ~ 66 Ma, is characterized by a mass extinction. We studied...
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