Larger Foraminifers as Contributors to Carbonate Beach Sands

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by P. Hallock,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Carbonate Beaches 2000:

Abstract: Larger foraminifers are locally significant contributors to tropical carbonate sediments, particularly in the Indo-Pacific region. The two major factors influencing foraminiferal production are biogeographic distributions of key taxa and suitability of habitats. The larger foraminiferal taxa primarily responsible for significant carbonate sand production are members of the families Calcarinidae and Amphisteginidae, although members of the Soritidae and Peneroplidae may also be locally common.

Subject Headings: Carbonation | Sandy soils | Tropical regions | Sediment | Beaches | Sand (hydraulic) |

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