Marine terraces on Curaçao

Marine terraces on the island of Curaçao

Detailed Description

Marine terraces on the island of Curaçao, southern Caribbean. Rocky surface in foreground is the eroded top of a coral reef terrace dated to ~120,000 years ago. Cliffs above this in the background are two older coral reef terraces (Muhs, D.R., Pandolfi, J.M., Simmons, K.R., and Schumann, R.R., 2012, Sea-level history of past interglacial periods from uranium-series dating of corals, Curaçao, Leeward Antilles islands: Quaternary Research, v. 78, p. 157-169).


Image Dimensions: 4320 x 3240

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Location Taken: US