This dataset includes baseline stable carbon and oxygen isotope measurements from benthic foraminifera throughout the Gulf of Mexico. Stable isotope measurements were performed on Cibicidoides spp. The dataset contains the sediment core information such as location, date, and depth; and benthic foraminiferal stable carbon and oxygen isotopes. Sediment cores were collected on multiple cruises from 2010-06-13 to 2017-07-19.
The purpose of this dataset was to provide Gulf of Mexico-wide baseline measurements of benthic foraminifera stable isotope in advance of future oil spills. These baseline measurements can be used in the event of future oil spills as a reference to quantitatively assess impact and recovery. They also have implications for the calibration and development of paleoceanographic proxies.
stable isotopes, C13, O18, baseline, benthic foraminifera, sediment cores
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Schwing, Patrick and Hollander, David J., "Gulf-wide seafloor surface benthic foraminifera stable isotopes from sediment cores collected on multiple cruises from 2010-06-13 to 2017-07-19" (2018). C-IMAGE data. 66.