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Fossil star corals, Key Largo, Florida

Detailed Description

Colonies of fossil star coral (Montastraea annularis), still in growth position, exposed in a road cut about 3 meters above sea level (Muhs, D.R., Simmons, K.R., Schumann, R.R., and Halley, R.B., 2011, Sea-level history of the past two interglacial periods: New evidence from U-series dating of reef corals from south Florida: Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 30, p. 570-590).

Sources/Usage

Public Domain.