The transfer of strontium, iron, and magnesium from sea water to skeletal carbonate material
Harriss, R. C. (Robert Curtis), 1941-
Rogers, John J. W.
Master of Arts
Analyses were performed for strontium, iron and magnesium in the skeletal material of three invertebrate species and in samples of sea water coexisting with the organisms. The results indicate that adsorption and crystal growth, skeletal mineralogy, and salinity may all, under certain circumstances, partially control the transfer of strontium and magnesium from sea water to skeletal material. Salinity effects were noted only in the skeletal material of specimens collected from waters of less than 6 (o/oo) salinity. Iron does not appear to be effectively controlled by phylogenetic association, skeletal mineralogy, or salinity.