[BPT05-P03] Organic carbon isotope stratigraphy across the Cenomanian/Turonian boundary at northern Atlantic
Keywords:Cretaceous, Oceanic Anoxic Event, Carbon isotope stratigraphy
Since OAE is the global event, a carbon cycle perturbation at OAE can be found in global sediments. On the other hand, precise age, i.e. stratigraphic position, of carbon-rich black shale is significantly different from site to site. For example, black shale occurs throughout the Cenomanian/Turonian transition in the Equatorial Atlantic, while it is restricted to the upper Cenomanian in British coast. In this study, we present new records of organic carbon isotope stratigraphy at Newfoundland margin, mid-latitude western Atlantic. Samples were recovered by Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Expedition 342. Although upper half of the Cenomanian/Turonian transition were within a core gap and not recovered, the first buildup, trough, second buildup intervals of carbon isotope stratigraphy are clearly identified. Interestingly, black shale only occurs the trough and second buildup intervals, which can be correlated to the upper half of the Plenus Marls Member in British coast. This observation implies that productivity and ocean circulation in mid-latitude western Atlantic (Newfoundland) were different from those of mid-latitude eastern Atlantic (British coast).