C in Mytilus edulis shells : relation to salinity , DIC , phytoplankton and metabolism

Abstract

Bivalve shells can potentially record the carbon isotopic signature of the dissolved inorganic carbon (δCDIC) in estuarine waters, thereby providing information about past estuarine biogeochemical cycles. However, the fluid from which these animals calcify is a ‘pool’ of metabolic CO2 and external dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC). The incorporation of… (More)

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