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Published in Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results (1995) volume 14: 873-885. Paper number 49. Ms 144SR-076. J.A. Haggerty, I. Premoli Silva, F. Rack M.K. and McNutt, editors. Copyright 1995, Ocean Drilling Program. Used by permission.


This paper discusses the synthesis of bio-, magneto-, and isotope stratigraphies in the shallow-water sediment sequences drilled on guyots in the western Pacific Ocean during Leg 144. Material previously dredged from the slopes of a few guyots and the Cretaceous section recovered at Site 869 are also considered. The integrated stratigraphy along with radiometric ages resulted in the reconstruction of the geological events that produced atolls and guyots.