Age determination of sediment cores from the shelf off Mauretania, West Africa, supplement to: Einsele, Gerhard; Elouard, P; Herm, D; Kögler, Friedrich-Christian; Schwarz, Hans Joachim (1977): Source and biofacies of late Quaternary sediments in relation to sea level on the shelf off Mauritania, West-Africa. Meteor Forschungsergebnisse, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Reihe C Geologie und Geophysik, Gebrüder Bornträger, Berlin, Stuttgart, C26, 1-43

Gerhard Einsele, P Elouard, D Herm, Friedrich-Christian Kögler & Hans Joachim Schwarz
The 60 km wide shelf off Mauritania is cut by several submarine canyons. Its water-circulation is controlled by the cool Canary current and upwelling.Its Recent sediments show faunal associations remarkably related to the grain size distribution which in water depths between 40 and 80 m is strongly influenced by reworking of older coarse sand or sandstone. In this depth range a mixed biofacies originating from Pleistocene and Recent material is encountered. The present lateral faunistic...
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