Foraminifera in the Holocene sediments at the shallow sea from Phu Loc (Thua Thien Hue) to Hoi An (Quang Nam) (0÷60 m of water depth)

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    1 Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, Hanoi, Vietnam
    2 Vietnam Union of Geological Sciences, Hanoi, Vietnam 
    3 Center for Planning - Investigation of Northern Marine Resources and Environment, Hanoi, Vietnam 
    4 Geological Division for Radioactive and Rare Elements, Hanoi, Vietnam

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  • Received: 31st-July-2023
  • Revised: 28th-Oct-2023
  • Accepted: 28th-Nov-2023
  • Online: 1st-Dec-2023
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Abstract:

The shallow sea (0÷60 m of water depth) from Phu Loc (Thua Thien Hue) to Hoi An (Quang Nam) belongs to the internal shelf in Central Vietnam. This is quite a good geological structure for the land-sea interaction study, especially during the Holocene. Therefore, it is necessary to study the geological history of the area during the Holocene period. Foraminifera is the subject of geological studies to solve the environmental problems of sedimentary, stratigraphic, and paleogeography. However, at present, the research documents on Foraminifera in the sediments in Vietnam in general as well as in the research area in particular are still very modest. This paper presents research results of Foraminifera fauna in Holocene sediments from Phu Loc (Thua Thien Hue) to Hoi An (Quang Nam) (0÷60 m of water depth). 93 species, belonging to 48 genera, 28 families and 5 suborders Foraminifera have been identified based on the analysis of 59 available samples. Miliolina Delage et Hérouard, 1896 has 06 families, 18 genera and 40 species; Rotaliina Delage et Hérouard, 1896 has 12 families, 15 genera and 29 species; Textulariina Delage et Hérouard, 1896 has 03 families, 05 genera and 07 species; Lagenina Delage et Hérouard, 1896 has 03 families, 04 genera and 07 species; Globigerinina Delage et Hérouard, 1896 has 04 families, 06 genera and 10 species. The quality of the benthonic Foraminifers is dominant, clearly showing the geological environment of the shallow sea near shore, where the hydrodynamic regime is high and the salt concentration is not stable.

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Ngo, C.Kim Thi, Mai, L.Van, Nguyen, H.Huu, Nguyen, Q.Minh, Phan, B.Van and Bui, H.Thu Thi 2023. Foraminifera in the Holocene sediments at the shallow sea from Phu Loc (Thua Thien Hue) to Hoi An (Quang Nam) (0÷60 m of water depth). Journal of Mining and Earth Sciences. 64, 6 (Dec, 2023), 32-38. DOI:https://doi.org/10.46326/JMES.2023.64(6).04.
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