Spiculite

Hopley, David (2011) Spiculite. In: Hopley, David, (ed.) Encyclopedia of Modern Coral Reefs: structure, form and process. Encyclopedia of Earth Science . Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, p. 1028.

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Abstract

[Extract] Spiculite is a relatively uncommon inclusion within the framework of coral reefs. It is formed from cemented spicules or sclerites found within the mass of either soft corals, especially Alcyonarians (Konishi, 1982; Alderslade and Fabricius, 2009) or sponges – the sclerosponges – usually at depths below active coral growth (Hartman, 1977; Hooper, 2009).

Item ID: 19090
Item Type: Book Chapter (Reference)
ISBN: 978-90-481-2639-2
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2012 01:38
FoR Codes: 04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience > 040601 Geomorphology and Regolith and Landscape Evolution @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970104 Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences @ 100%
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