"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.
Frizzell, Don L. (Donald Leslie), 1906-1972
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
M.S. in Geology
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
ii, 80 pages, 4 plates
© 1950 Daniel N. Miller, Jr., All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Foraminifera -- Ecology -- North Carolina
Foraminifera -- North Carolina -- Geographical distribution
Foraminifera, Fossil -- North Carolina
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Miller, Daniel N. Jr., "An ecological study of the foraminifera of Mason Inlet, North Carolina" (1950). Masters Theses. 3044.