publication . Other literature type . 1985

Parameters Controlling Sediment Composition of Modern and Pleistocene Jamaican Reefs

Boss, Stephen K.;
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  • Published: 01 May 1985
  • Publisher: DigitalCommons@USU
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Recent carbonate sediments from Jamaican north coast fringing reefs display variation in constituent composition, texture, and mineralogy related to their location on the reef. Samples were collected along lines which traversed the back reef and fore reef (0.5m to 70m). The sediment is dominated by highly comminuted coral fragments, plates of the calcareous green alga, Halimeda, coralline algae, and the encrusting Foraminifera, Homotrema rubrum, with lesser amounts of other taxonomic groups (Foraminifera; molluscs; echinoderms). Relative abundances of these biotic components vary between sites. Q-mode cluster analysis indicates that constituent composition can b...
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free text keywords: sediment composition, modern, pleistocene, Jamaican reefs, Geology
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