Proceedings of the 15th Symposium on the Geology of the Bahamas and Other Carbonate Regions
Ooids are a common component of ancient carbonate rocks, but their origin and distribution in Holocene deposits and modem carbonate sands are not fully understood. Even though ooids are well documented from several localities in the Bahamian Archipelago, their occurrence on Cat Island has not been previously studied in detail. In this study we examined the composition and texture of beach sand and six sediment samples collected from the sea floor at approximately 50-meter intervals along an estimated 300 m transect at Pigeon Cay, Cat Island.
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Glumac, Bosiljka; Curran, H. Allen; Weigner, Madeline M.; Motti, Sarah A.; and Pruss, Sara B., "Distribution of Oolitic Sediment Along a Beach-to-Offshore Transect, Pigeon Cay, Cat Island, Bahamas: New Insights Into Modern Ooid Formation" (2012). Geosciences: Faculty Publications, Smith College, Northampton, MA.