Palaeoecology of early Palaeocene cold-water coral and bryozoan mounds in Denmark

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Abstract

During the middle Danian (early Paleocene), cold-water coral reefs and bryozoan mounds developed along submarine highs in the ‘boreal’ epicontinental sea that covered the Danish Basin. The intercalating reefs and mounds, which formed complexes up to 40 m high and several km long, are exposed in the Faxe Quarry, southeast Denmark. Reconstruction of the depositional environment of the co-existing reefs and mounds is based upon sedimentary facies analysis, invertebrate and nannofossil paleoecology, and mound architecture (Bjerager & Surlyk, 2007).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Nannoplankton Research
Volume35
Issue numberSpecial Issue
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2015
Event15th International Nannoplankton Association Meeting - Bohol Island, Philippines
Duration: 7 Mar 201516 Mar 2015
Conference number: 15

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 3: Energy Resources

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