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Description of gravity cores from San Pablo Bay and Carquinez Strait, San Francisco Bay, California

June 27, 2017

Seventy-two gravity cores were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in 1990, 1991, and 2000 from San Pablo Bay and Carquinez Strait, California. The gravity cores collected within San Pablo Bay contain bioturbated laminated silts and sandy clays, whole and broken bivalve shells (mostly mussels), fossil tube structures, and fine-grained plant or wood fragments. Gravity cores from the channel wall of Carquinez Strait east of San Pablo Bay consist of sand and clay layers, whole and broken bivalve shells (less than in San Pablo Bay), trace fossil tubes, and minute fragments of plant material.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2017
Title Description of gravity cores from San Pablo Bay and Carquinez Strait, San Francisco Bay, California
DOI 10.3133/ofr20171078
Authors Donald L. Woodrow, John L. Chin, Florence L. Wong, Theresa A. Fregoso, Bruce E. Jaffe
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 2017-1078
Index ID ofr20171078
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center