U.S. Geological Survey

U.S. Geological Survey
Open-File Report 00-191, Online release 1.0
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A Paleoecologic Reconstruction of the History of Featherbed Bank, Biscayne National Park, Biscayne Bay, Florida


Jeffery R. Stone, Thomas M. Cronin, G. Lynn Brewster-Wingard, Scott E. Ishman, Bruce R. Wardlaw, and Charles W. Holmes



Using multiple-proxy biological indicators, a paleoecological history of the past 550 years of Featherbed Bank, Biscayne Bay, has been reconstructed from a short (2.26 m) sediment core. Paleoecological changes in ostracode, mollusc, and foraminifer assemblages show that core SEI297-FB-1 can be divided into three distinctly different zones, which together provide evidence for distinct changes in historical environmental conditions at Featherbed Bank.

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