MODERN SEDIMENTARY ENVIRONMENTS , TWIN CAYS, BELIZE, CENTRAL AMERICA

Macintyre, Ian G. and Toscano, Marguerite A. and Bond, Gregor B (2004) MODERN SEDIMENTARY ENVIRONMENTS , TWIN CAYS, BELIZE, CENTRAL AMERICA. Atoll Research Bulletin (509). pp. 1-12.

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    Abstract

    The mapping of environmental settings on and around Twin Cays was completed in 1982 with the aid of aerial photographs. A total of three mangrove-island and five marine depositional environments were identified. Size analyses of surface samples collected from 120 marine sites indicate that the higher percentages of mud are found mostly in protected areas between the two islands and in deeper locations. In contrast, the very sandy sites were found in nearshore shallow flats and isolated offshore shoals where winnowing action has removed the finer fraction. Halimeda and molluscs dominate the sand-size fraction.

    Item Type: Peer-reviewed Journal Article
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      Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
      Subjects: (C) Ecosystems > (CB) Marine > (CBD) Littoral Forests
      (C) Ecosystems > (CB) Marine > (CBE) Mangroves
      (C) Ecosystems > (CB) Marine > (CBH) Seagrasses
      Publication Sources: (1) Environmental Research Institute
      Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2018 16:19
      Last Modified: 22 Mar 2018 16:19
      URI: http://eprints.uberibz.org/id/eprint/1768

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