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Palaeoceanography

Seeing changes in a changing sea

Nature Geoscience volume 1, pages 497498 (2008) | Download Citation

The ratio of magnesium to calcium in sea water is thought to have influenced the skeletal mineralogy of certain marine calcifiers throughout the Phanerozoic eon. A fresh look at old data suggests that mass extinctions may have also played a role.

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  1. Justin B. Ries is in the Department of Marine Sciences, The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA.  jries@unc.edu

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