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  • Re: St. Laurent deposition rate?

    Thanks Peter, Yes, I recognised the paper (and a fragment is in the documents section here), but the French forum offers a few "breadcrumb" trails to follow -

    beatsy1 2 days ago
  • Re: St. Laurent deposition rate?

    Beats, This is the same paper which I sent you an English translation of some time back. The problem with trying to asses the Saint Laurent deposition rate is

    peter_m_macdonald 2 days ago
  • Re: St. Laurent deposition rate?

    Hi Brian, the translations of Google perform shall me :) First skim doesn't show any deposition rate (or depth/age) topics - but all very interesting

    beatsy1 2 days ago
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This group is a forum intended for those with a serious interest in the study of diatoms (Bacillariophyta). These microscopic organisms are famous for their ubiquitous occurrence in aquatic environments, and for the beauty of their silica-walled frustules (shells). They are among the most important primary food producers, and constitute the base of many important aquatic food chains.

Many of our members are interested in the taxonomy and evolution of the diatoms, while others have an interest in diatoms as esthetic objects. Others may have deeper interests in the ecology of diatoms. We see all of these interests as being fully compatible.

The purpose of the group is to facilitate: (a) communication among diatomists at all levels of expertise; (b) the sharing of images and data regarding diatoms; (c) the furtherance of education concerning diatoms; (d) discussion of diatom collecting techniques, and the cleaning and mounting of diatoms for observation with the light microscope; (e) assistance in identifying diatom specimens; and (f) other purposes that may arise as the group evolves. The group is moderated, the moderators being Dick Carter (United States), Leszek Wolnik (Ireland), and Raymond Hummelink (The Netherlands).

The image on our group homepage was made by Prof. Bill Dailey, and shows the diatom Kittonia elaborata (Grove & Sturt) Grove and Sturt. It is from the famous Late Eocene deposits of Oamaru, New Zealand.

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  • Mar 26, 2011
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