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Type of Resource: text

Genre: article

Date Issued: 1995

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press

Place of Publication: Washington

Physical Form: pdf

Extent: 34 p.

Language(s): English

Identifier: FA00007098 (IID)

Note(s): During February 1986, a 0.5 km-wide by 2.0 km-long region of spectacular bottomtopography was discovered off the west coast of the northernmost island of theTobacco Range mangrove group, Belize. This unusual marine landscape consistedof vertical submarine peat exposures, tilted slumping blocks of fossil peat, and longnarrow fractures. The upper edges of the exposed vertical walls were composed of a10 to 20 cm-thick veneer of a living Thalassia testudinum community atop a 1 to 7 m thickconsolidated layer of fossil mangrove peat. This seagrass-dominated peatsurface sloped westward to its point of lowest relief ( < 1.0 m, 500 m offshore) andcontained poorly sorted sandy gravels and gravelly carbonate sands (mostly molluscand foraminiferan fragments) on the unfractured surfaces and muddy calcareouspeat sediments within the fracture depressions.Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution 1099This manuscript is an author version with the final publicationavailable and may be cited as: Littler, M. M., Littler, D. S., MacIntyre, I. G., Brooks, B. L., Taylor, P. R., &Lapointe, B. E. (1995). The tobacco range fracture zone: a unique system of slumped mangrove peat.Atoll Research Bulletin 428, 1-31.

Subject(s): BelizeMangrovePeatThalassia testudinum

Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/FA00007098

Owner Institution: FAU



Author: Littler, M. M. Littler, D. S. MacIntyre, I. G. Brooks, B. L. Taylor, P. R. Lapointe, B. E.

Source: http://fau.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fau%3A31836



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