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New Arctic benthic foraminiferal species

Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz and Karen Luise Knudsen have together with Anne E. Jennings from INSTAAR, USA, found and described a new benthic foraminiferal species. This species was found in the Nares Strait, northern Baffin Bay and on the shelf of NE Greenland. It seems to be indicative of a nearby marine-terminating glacier, which will make it highly valuable for paleoclimate and paleoceanographic investigations in arctic environments.

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Reference: AE Jennings, MS Seidenkrantz, KL Knudsen, 2020: Glomulina oculus, new calcareous foraminiferal species from the High Arctic: A potential indicator of a nearby marine-terminating glacier. Journal of Foraminiferal Research 50 (2), 219-234