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Systematic Mapping of Bedrock and Habitats along the Florida Reef Tract—Central Key Largo to Halfmoon Shoal (Gulf of Mexico)

USGS Professional Paper 1751

by Barbara H. Lidz, Christopher D. Reich, and Eugene A. Shinn

Introduction:
Table of Contents
Project Overview
Project Objective
Geologic Setting
Primary Datasets
Primary Products - Overview Maps & Evolution Overview:
Bedrock Surface map.
Introduction
Depth to Pleistocene Bedrock Surface
Reef & Sediment Thickness
Benthic Ecosystems & Environments
Sedimentary Grains in 1989
Summary Illustration Index Map
Evolution Overview
Tile-by-Tile Analysis
Satellite image of the Florida Keys showing location of tiles.
Organization of Report
Tiles: 1, 2, 3, 4,
5, 6, 7/8, 9/10,
11
Summary
Acknowledg-
ments
References
Disclaimer
Related
Publications

Organization of Report

Data Limitations: The extent of contiguous seismic data (Fig. 20A, 20B, 20C) demarcates data boundaries on the bedrock topography and sediment thickness maps. Water depth and turbidity, which obscure seafloor images, constrain boundaries of benthic marine features interpreted from the aerial photomosaics. Confined to the shelf, the sedimentary thin-section dataset extends beyond both other datasets to the northeast and terminates to the southwest just west-southwest of Key West.

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