A. Petropoulos, Carbonate and organic carbon content in the recent sediments of Elefsis bay as indicators for the paleoenviromental evolution of the system., Δελτίο της Ελληνικής Γεωλογικής Εταιρείας, 47|2013, 1562-1571

During the Holocene period Elefsis bay acted as a semi-enclosed system obstructing water circulation. In some areas, sampling has revealed the problems of anoxia that prevails in the bay, which has been worse during the summer months. Analyses undertaken in a core from the bay of Elefsis showed notable changes in carbonate and organic material, which prove the paleo-environmental evolution of the bay. Such changes of carbonate are due to the different deposition of calcium carbonate from  biogenic  source  (probably  and  from  inorganic  source).  The  variation  of organic carbon is still a factor of limited water circulation in the bay.

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