Cretaceous Drowning of Reefs on Mid-Pacific and Japanese Guyots

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Science  26 Apr 1974:
Vol. 184, Issue 4135, pp. 462-464
DOI: 10.1126/science.184.4135.462


Reefs dredged on guyots of the Mid-Pacific Mountains and the Japanese Seamounts yield middle Cretaceous fossils, indicating that submergence killed off the fauna of the reefs sometime during the Albian-Cenomanian. Eustatic rise of sea level is probably responsible.