This dataset consists of benthic and planktic foraminiferal carbon isotope (C-13, C-14) measurements from sediment cores taken throughout the northern Gulf of Mexico with relation to the Deepwater Horizon. Stable isotope measurements were performed on Cibicidoides spp., Uvigerina spp. and Globigerinoides ruber (white).
This dataset was developed to determine the impact and recovery of benthic infauna and epifauna related to subsurface petroleum releases in the Gulf of Mexico. It was also created to determine the amount of Deepwater Horizon and Ixtoc petroleum incorporated in to foraminiferal calcite.
Foraminifera, carbon isotopes, benthic, planktic
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Schwing, Patrick and Chanton, Jeff, "Gulf of Mexico Benthic and Planktic Foraminifera Carbon Isotopes, 2015" (2017). C-IMAGE data. 44.