Paratetllyan-Mediterranean connectivity in the Sea of Marmara region (NW Turkey) during the Messinian

Cagatay M. N. , GORUR N., FLECKER R., SAKINC M., TUNOGLU C., ELLAM R., ...More

SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY, vol.188, pp.171-187, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 188
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2006.03.004
  • Title of Journal : SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.171-187


The Sea of Marmara region is thought to have been a gateway between Paratethys and the Mediterranean since the Middle Miocene, and is therefore an important control on water mass exchange between the two realms. The Miocene successions in the northeastern Aegean and northwestern Marmara regions indicate that the first Mediterranean marine transgression to affect these areas occurred during the late Serravallian.