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Sediments and fossiliferous rocks from the eastern side of the Tongue of the Ocean, Bahamas

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Abstract

In August 1966, two dives were made with the deep-diving submersible Alvin along the eastern side of the Tongue of the Ocean to sample the rock and sediment. Physiographically, the area is marked by steep slopes of silty carbonate sediment and precipitous rock cliffs dusted by carbonate debris. Three rocks, obtained from the lower and middle side of the canyon (914-1676 m depth), are late Miocene-early Pliocene to late Pleistocene-Recent in age; all are deep-water pelagic limestones. They show (i) that the Tongue of the Ocean has been a deep-water area at least back into the Miocene, and (ii) that much shallow-water detritus has been swept off neighbouring banks to be incorporated with the deep-water fauna in the sediment. ?? 1967 Pergamon Press Ltd.

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Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Sediments and fossiliferous rocks from the eastern side of the Tongue of the Ocean, Bahamas
Series title:
Deep-Sea Research and Oceanographic Abstracts
Volume
14
Issue:
6
Year Published:
1967
Language:
English
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