DEGLACIAL AND HOLOCENE OSTRACODA FROM THE BALTIC SEA, SITES M0059, M0060 AND M0063 (IODP EXPEDITION 347)
We used published and unpublished radiocarbon-based age models to provide a stratigraphic framework for the sites: van Helmond et al. (2017) for Site M0059; Obrochta et al. (2017) for Site M0063; and an unpublished age model for Site M0060 (Hytinnen et al., in prep).
Site M0060 in the Kattegat area between Denmark and Sweden documents a marine environment with high sedimentation rates during the most recent deglaciation, and after ~7,600 cal. yr BP, a modern-like near-shore environment. Site M0059 in the southwestern Baltic Sea, Little Belt area documents the transition from a freshwater lake to the brackish Littorina Sea at ~7,500 cal. yr BP. Site M0063 in the deepest location in the central Baltic, Landsort Deep, yielded little ostracod data, but allowed us to distinguish Yoldia Sea, Ancylus Lake and Littorina Sea intervals.
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