Belize Barrier Reef Sediment Monitoring Preliminary Studies Sapodilla Cayes Survey

Nunny, Rob (1993) Belize Barrier Reef Sediment Monitoring Preliminary Studies Sapodilla Cayes Survey. Technical Report.

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    Abstract

    Fine sediments (marls) occur along the Belize barrier reef in sheltered, deeper water locations. Most (>90%) of this fine material is calcium carbonate, derived from the breakdown of the reef. The remaining mud is silica based, and is liable to be derived from sediments carried to the sea by mainland rivers. This sediment is carried out onto the reef both by general processes of diffusion, and during seasonal episodes when the onshore trade winds are replaced by strong offshore winds causing an associated easterly drift of water. Much of the fine land-derived sediment may become trapped in the mangrove areas which occur in a swathe along the inshore edge of the reef.

    Item Type: Technical Reports (Technical Report)
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      Keywords: sediment monitoring, survey, Sapodilla Cayes
      Subjects: (C) Ecosystems > (CB) Marine > (CBA) Coral Reefs
      (Z) Other or Unspecified
      Publication Sources: (3) Other Source > (3D) Other or Unspecified
      Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2011 12:52
      Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 12:52
      URI: http://eprints.uberibz.org/id/eprint/1209

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