Masters Theses

Abstract

"Mason Inlet. North Carolina is a lagoonal marsh area with warm-temperate water, the salinity ranging from fresh to salt water. Nine collecting stations comprise an ecological gradient across the environment.

Forty-two species of foraminifera are recorded from the inlet, ranging in their affinities from brackish water to open-sea facies. Several extensions of range are recorded both northward and southward.

Substratum conditions apparently control the distribution of foraminifera within the inlet. Clean, fine sand provided the largest faunal populations. A depauperate assemblage was found in an inorganic, argillaceous substratum. The largest population of arenaceous forms was found at the channel through the offshore bar"--Abstract, page 1.

Advisor(s)

Frizzell, Don L. (Donald Leslie), 1906-1972

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Geology

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1950

Pagination

ii, 80 pages, 4 plates

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 73-74).

Geographic Coverage

North Carolina

Rights

© 1950 Daniel N. Miller, Jr., All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Foraminifera -- Ecology -- North Carolina
Foraminifera -- North Carolina -- Geographical distribution
Foraminifera, Fossil -- North Carolina

Thesis Number

T 951

Print OCLC #

5983973

Electronic OCLC #

914843102

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Geology Commons

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