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NEARSHORE SAND SOURCES FOR AMERICAN SAMOA: AN ALTERNATIVE TO USING BEACH SAND.

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Abstract

Using a combination of geophysical techniques, in situ observations, and sampling by scuba divers, we investigated along the south shore of Tutuila Island, American Samoa, for nearshore sand deposits. To minimize the impact of future sand dredging on the island's littoral sediments, the search took place in a narrow zone between the outside of the fringing reef and the 30-m bathymetric contour. Because the sand will be used by the Samoans in a variety of ways, an area high in siliciclastic sand - Nua-Se'etaga Bay - and two areas containing only carbonate sand - Faga'itua Bay and Nafanua Bank - were inspected in detail. Results of the exploration program are discussed.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
NEARSHORE SAND SOURCES FOR AMERICAN SAMOA: AN ALTERNATIVE TO USING BEACH SAND.
ISBN:
0872626024
Year Published:
1987
Language:
English
Publisher:
ASCE
Publisher location:
New York, NY, USA
First page:
4434
Last page:
4448
Number of Pages:
15
Conference Title:
Coastal Zone '87, Proceedings of the Fifth Symposium on Coastal and Ocean Management.
Conference Location:
Seattle, WA, USA