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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

Tile 1

Captain Roy's Reef: Captain Roy's Reef is located on White Bank between and slightly west of the sinkhole and coral reefs at Grecian Rocks (Fig. 22B; see Benthic Ecosystems for Tile 1). The reef consists of three of the largest Montastrea annularis corals (23-m circumference) in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The reef was named in 2003 for Captain Roy J. Gaensslen (1924-1997), who made lifelong contributions to understanding and protection of the Florida Keys marine environment.

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