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Pleistocene and Holocene carbonate environments on San Salvador Island, Bahamas


The goals of this part of the field trip are to study the types of strata, sedimentary structures, trace fossils, and dune morphologies of the Holocene eolianites excellently exposed along the coasts of Rice Bay and North Point. We will show how eolian deposition of carbonate grains occurs and how dunes are initiated and evolve. Toward the end of this excursion, a short snorkel dive will be conducted in the shallow, sheltered waters between North Point and Cut Cay to study grass beds, sandy substrates, and hardgrounds and to compare their associated sediments, plants, and animals. The area to be visited and the locations of field stops are shown in Figure 1.

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From: Pleistocene and Holocene carbonate environments on San Salvador Island, Bahamas—Guidebook for Geological Society of America, annual meeting field trip: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, CCFL Bahamian Field Station.

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