Benthonic Foraminifera from Lahave Estuary

Ralph Allen, Robert S. Roda

Abstract


The five most numerous species of benthonic foraminifera sampled from the LaHave River estuary in Nova Scotia were used to define two major faunal assemblage zones. These are the upper estuarine and transitional zones of a "transitional" type of estuary as defined by Scott et al (1977). The transitional zone is subdivided into upper and lower subzones.

Foraminiferal distribution in the study area appears to be determined by sediment patterns as water temperatures and salinity show little variation.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.4138/1931