Lago Mare episodes around the Messinian-Zanclean boundary in the deep southwestern Mediterranean

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doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2015.04.002
Author(s): Popescu, Speranta Maria; Dalibard, Mathieu; Suc, Jean Pierre; Barhoun, Nadia; Melinte Dobrinescu, Mihaela Carmen; Bassetti, Maria Angela; Deaconu, Florina; Head, Martin J.; Gorini, Christian; do Couto, Damien; Rubino, Jean Loup; Auxietre, Jean Luc; Floodpage, Jonathan
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
GeoBioStratData Consulting, Rillieux la Pape, France
Université Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris VI, Institut des Sciences de la Terre Paris, France
University Hassan II-Mohammedia, Morocco
National Institute of Marine Geology and Geo-ecology, Romania
Université de Perpignan, France
Brock University, Canada
University of Geneva, Switzerland
TOTAL, France
Volume Title: Messinian events and hydrocarbon exploration in the Mediterranean
Volume Author(s): Suc, Jean Pierre, editor; Bache, François; Cagatay, M. Namik; Csato, Istvan
Source: The Messinian events and hydrocarbon exploration in the Mediterranean, edited by Jean Pierre Suc, François Bache, M. Namik Cagatay and Istvan Csato. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 66( PART 1), p.55-70. Publisher: Elsevier, Oxford, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0264-8172
Note: In English. 85 refs.; illus., incl. 1 table, sketch map
Summary: We present a high-resolution analysis of planktonic foraminifers, calcareous nannofossils, ostracods, dinoflagellate cysts and pollen grains in four sequences from DSDP-ODP holes in the southwestern Mediterranean Alboran and Balearic basins (976B, 977A, 978A and 134B) encompassing the previously defined Messinian-Zanclean boundary. The study focuses on (1) the marine reflooding, which closed the Messinian Salinity Crisis prior to the Zanclean GSSP; (2) the nature of the Lago Mare in the deep basins (indicated by Paratethyan dinoflagellate cysts), which appears to comprise several Paratethyan influxes without climatic control; and (3) the depositional context of the youngest Messinian evaporites which accumulated in a marine environment relatively close to the palaeoshoreline. Isolation of the Aegean Basin during the paroxysmic second step of the crisis is considered to have stored Paratethyan waters, which may then have poured into the Mediterranean central basins after deposition of the evaporitic sequence. Abstract Copyright (2015) Elsevier, B.V.
Year of Publication: 2015
Research Program: DSDP Deep Sea Drilling Project
ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 12 Stratigraphy, Historical Geology and Paleoecology; Alboran Sea; Algae; Arthropoda; Balearic Basin; Biostratigraphy; Cenozoic; Chemically precipitated rocks; Chronostratigraphy; Cores; Correlation; Crustacea; DSDP Site 134; Deep Sea Drilling Project; Depositional environment; Dinoflagellata; Evaporites; Foraminifera; Invertebrata; Leg 13; Leg 161; Lithostratigraphy; Lower Pliocene; Mandibulata; Mediterranean Sea; Messinian; Microfossils; Miocene; Miospores; Nannofossils; Neogene; ODP Site 976; ODP Site 977; ODP Site 978; Ocean Drilling Program; Ostracoda; Paleoenvironment; Palynomorphs; Plantae; Pliocene; Pollen; Protista; Sea-level changes; Sedimentary rocks; Southwestern Mediterranean Sea; Tertiary; Upper Miocene; West Mediterranean; Zanclean
Coordinates: N361219 N361219 W0041845 W0041845
N360154 N360154 W0015719 W0015719
N361852 N361852 W0020325 W0020325
N391142 N391142 E0071815 E0071815
Record ID: 2016091803
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