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Reefs of Bikini, Marshall Islands

J. I. Tracey, H. S. Ladd and J. E. Hoffmeister
Reefs of Bikini, Marshall Islands
Bulletin of the Geological Society of America (1948) 59 (9): 861-878

Abstract

"The existing reef appears to have grown upon an older surface that extends seaward beyond the present reef margin and appears to rise landward to within a few feet of the present reef flat. The marginal zone of the reef on the seaward side is characterized by a profuse growth of algae and corals that forms peculiar structures of several kinds. In general this profuse growth does not extend deeper than 35 feet.... The distribution of each reef type at Bikini and a study of the structures of the reef edge indicate that the prevailing wave conditions in any locality are the controlling factors in the development of the reef margin."


ISSN: 1050-9747
Coden: BUGMAF
Serial Title: Bulletin of the Geological Society of America
Serial Volume: 59
Serial Issue: 9
Title: Reefs of Bikini, Marshall Islands
Pages: 861-878
Published: 1948
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
Accession Number: 1948-003143
Categories: Oceanography
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: 8 figs. (incl. sketch maps), 11 pls.
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute.
Secondary Affiliation: Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of Geology Exclusive of North America, Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
Update Code: 1948
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