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Characteristic physical and biogenic sedimentary structures in Georgia estuaries. Amer. Assoc. Petrol. , 57:1169~1184. Jacobsen, V. H. 1967. ). Quantitative studies. Ophelia, 4:91-109. Josephson, R. K. and K. W. Flessa. 1972. Cryolite: a medium for the study of burrowing aquatic organisms. Limnol. , 17: 134-135. Karplus, I. et al. 1974. The burrows of alpheid shrimp associated with gobiid fish in the northern Red Sea. , 24:259268. Kennedy, W. J. and B. W. Sellwood. 1970. Ophiomorpha nodosa Lundgren, a marine indicator from the Sparnacian of south-east England.

One of these (Fig. 8A) is a branched structure strongly resembling the pattern of bifurcation seen in burrow systems of shallowwater thalassinideans and similar shrimp. The walls are not thickly lined, but the character of the sediment fill suggests an abandoned dwelling burrow. Equally significant is a type of dwelling burrow having walls as thick as 3 mm (Fig. 8B); the overall burrow is vermiform, about 10 mm in diameter, and oriented predominantly horizontally. Deep-sea benthos are mostly deposit feeders and therefore do not ordinarily expend much energy in maintaining permanent domiciles; the above burrows represent obvious and important exceptions, however, reflecting behavioral responses to environmental conditions other than simply the depth of water or distance from shore.

CONCLUSIONS The study of trace fossils involves several concepts and approaches that are somewhat unusual among other branches of geology and biology, perhaps imparting a "mystical" Robert W. Frey 36 or esoteric quality to the research. But mysticism is merely a synonym of "unfamiliar," and in this and the following chapters we hope to dispel a great deal of the unfamiliarity and to show how ichnology is rapidly becoming a mature, wellfounded subdiscipline, an integral part of the geological and biological sciences.

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