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We present high precision (TIMS double spike) stable isotope measurements of both δ44/40Ca and δ88/86Sr together with radiogenic 87Sr/86Sr ratios determined from conodont apatite. These data represent five intervals ranging from the early Ordovician to late Triassic. The conodont δ44/40Ca values (relative to NIST 915a) range from − 0.47‰ to + 0.15‰, with an apparent shift to more positive values between the early Silurian and late Devonian/early Carboniferous, similar to the brachiopod-based marine δ44/40Ca record (Farkaš et al., 2007a). We calculated a δ44/40Ca seawater-bio-apatite fractionation factor of about − 1.9‰, which allowed us to reconstruct a palaeo-seawater δ44/40Ca record from bio-apatites. Despite a slightly positive offset of about + 0.2 to + 0.5‰, the δ44/40Ca record obtained from bio-apatites is consistent with the previously reported δ44/40Ca seawater record inferred from carbonates. We find that unlike the carbonate δ44/40Ca records, the δ88/86Sr measurements from conodont apatite show unexpectedly large variations (up to ~ 1‰), with ratios ranging from − 0.6‰ to 0.3‰. These reconnaissance data reveal a reasonable correlation between δ88/86Sr and radiogenic 87Sr/86Sr* (r2 = 0.60, n = 13, p = 0.002), suggesting that the controls from differential weathering regimes and/or continental crustal compositions buffered ancient seawater compositions.
Trotter, J., Williams, I., Barnes, C., Beerling, D. & Wellman, C.
1/01/10 → 31/12/12
McCulloch, M., Cawood, P., Lynch, M., Wasson, R., Lavery, P., Waite, A., Lowe, R., Kilburn, M., Trotter, J., Clode, P., Falter, J., McNaughton, N., Wyrwoll, K., Collins, L., Loneragan, N. & McInnes, B.
1/01/10 → 31/12/10