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Texture, Carbonate Content, and Preliminary Maps of Surficial Sediments of the Flower Garden Banks Area, Northwestern Gulf of Mexico Outer Shelf

Open-File Report 2003-2

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Abstract

The purpose of this report is to release texture and carbonate content analyses of 107 seafloor sediments collected within and near the East and West Flower Garden Banks areas of the Sanctuary and to show relationships between these data and existing bathymetric data. The sediment data, in conjunction with previously collected geological, geophysical and biological data were used to construct a reconnaissance-scale map of the distribution of seafloor sediment types. This map will be useful for resource managers and can be used, with additional data, as a basis for future habitat mapping.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Texture, Carbonate Content, and Preliminary Maps of Surficial Sediments of the Flower Garden Banks Area, Northwestern Gulf of Mexico Outer Shelf
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2003-2
ISBN:
0607937211
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2003
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
1 CD-ROM ; 4 3/4 in.
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N