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Burbot (Lota Lota) biogenic sedimentary structures in Lake Superior

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Title: Burbot (Lota Lota) biogenic sedimentary structures in Lake Superior.
Name(s): Boyer, L. F., creator
Cooper, R. A., creator
Long, D. T., creator
Askew, T. M., creator
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 1989
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Extent: 13 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3354042 (digitool), FADT3354042 (IID), fau:6665 (fedora), 10.1016/S0380-1330(89)71472-6 (doi)
Note(s): Direct observations of burbot (Lotalota), their biogenic structures and excavating behavior were made in July and August of 1985 and 1986 from the research submersible Johnson Sea-Link II (JSL II) at depths from 140 to 366 meters in Lake Superior. Video tapes, of 5 to 30 minutes duration, were made of at least 14 burbots and 25 or more separate biogenic structures in three general sedimentary environments: a) soft, clay-rich muds in the bottoms of the deep basins, b) crescentic clay bank undercuts and slump blocks, and c) “swallow-nest”-like burrows at the base, or within the walls of 1–2 m clay cliffs.
The final published version of this manuscript is available at and may be cited as: Boyer, L. F., Cooper, R. A., Long, D. T., & Askew, T. M. (1989). Burbot (Lota Lota) biogenic sedimentary structures in Lake Superior. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 15(1), 174-185. doi:10.1016/S0380-1330(89)71472-6
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #650.
Subject(s): Burbot
Trace fossils
Sedimentary structures
Superior, Lake
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Owner Institution: FAU