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Coastal & Marine Geology Program > Center for Coastal & Watershed Studies > Professional Paper 1751

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

Table of Contents
Project Overview
Project Objective
Geologic Setting
Primary Datasets
Primary Products - Overview Maps & Evolution Overview:
Bedrock Surface map.
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,

Related Online Publications

  • Lidz, B.H., 1997, Fragile Coral Reefs of the Florida Keys: Preserving the Largest Reef Ecosystem in the Continental U.S. - USGS Open-File Report 97-453

  • Lidz, B.H., 2000, Environmental Quality and Preservation—Bedrock Beneath Reefs: the Importance of Geology in Understanding Biological Decline in a Modern Ecosystem, USGS Open-File Report 00-046

  • Lidz, B.H., 2001, Environmental quality and preservation; reefs, corals, and carbonate sands; guides to reef-ecosystem health and environment, USGS Open-File Report 00-164

  • Lidz, B.H., 2002, Environmental quality and preservation—tiny windows to environmental change: the fascinating world of microfossils, USGS Open-File Report 02-192
    Tiny Windows to Environmental Change: The Fascinating World of Microfossils

  • Lidz, B.H., 2003, Chemical pollutants and toxic effects on benthic organisms, Biscayne Bay: a pilot study preceding Florida Everglades restoration, USGS Open-File Report 02-308

  • Lidz, B.H., 2005, Mapping benthic ecosystems and environments in the Florida Keys, USGS Open-File Report 2005-1002

  • Lidz, B.H., and Hallock, P., 2002, Sedimentary Petrology of a Declining Reef Ecosystem, Florida Reef Tract (U.S.A)

  • Lidz, B.H., Reich, C.D., and Shinn, E.A., 2003, Regional Quaternary submarine geomorphology in the Florida Keys: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 115, no. 7, p. 845-866

  • Lidz, B.H., Reich, C.D., and Shinn, E.A., 2005, Systematic mapping of bedrock and habitats along the Florida reef tract: Central Key Largo to Halfmoon Shoal (Gulf of Mexico). U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1714 (CD)

  • Lidz, B.H., Robbin, D.M., and Shinn, E.A., 2002, Holocene sediment thickness and facies distribution, Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary, Florida, chapter 4 in Bohnsack, J.A., Cantillo, A.Y., and Bello, M.J., eds., Resource Survey of Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary 1983: NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS CCMA 160; NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SEFSC-478; NOAA LISD Current References 2002-8. NOAA/NOS National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Silver Spring, MD. 340 pp.

  • Lidz, B.H., and Rose, P.R., 2002, Diagnostic Foraminiferal Assemblages of Florida Bay and Adjacent Shallow Waters: A Comparison

  • Shinn, E. A., 2001, African dust causes widespread environmental distress, USGS Open-File Report 2001-246

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