A study of benthonic foraminifera as environmental indicators with particular reference to species of the Northumberland Strait and Buctouche Estuary, New Brunswick
University of New Brunswick
Species of benthonic Foraminifera from the Buctouche Estuary, New Brunswick, and the Northumberland Strait in this study show facies and environmental relationships. Samples of the estuarine subfacies have particular foraminiferal composition reflected in species diversity and relative abundance. Foraminiferal assemblages analysed from the Northumberland Strait core show an environmental change from nearshore to open marine. This change is compatible with the effects of the present Holocene marine transgression.