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Distribution of Sediments at Crocker Reef, Florida, 2013-2014

November 16, 2016

Understanding the processes that govern whether a coral reef is accreting (growing) or dissolving are fundamental to questions of reef health and resiliency. The Reefscape Characterization task of the Coral Reef Ecosystem Studies (CREST) project is focused on geochemical, geologic, and metabolic processes that affect carbonate precipitation and dissolution on coral reefs. For the 1-km x 1-km study site around Crocker Reef in the Florida Keys, 52 surficial sediment samples were collected and processed to yield grain size and mineralogical data. Samples 1-35 were collected in July 2013 and and samples 36-52 were collected in July 2014. Grain size data are reported on a percent-weight basis for phi sizes ranging from -2 to 12. The data were collected under Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary permit FKNMS-2013-097.

Publication Year 2016
Title Distribution of Sediments at Crocker Reef, Florida, 2013-2014
DOI 10.5066/F7V40SBR
Authors David G Zawada, Kimberly K Yates, Christopher S Moore, Molly R McLaughlin, Jessica P. Resnick
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center