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A new coral reef province in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia: Colonisation, growth and submergence during the early Holocene

Harris, P.T.; Heap, A.D.; Marshall, J; McCulloch, Malcolm


Multibeam sonar mapping, drill cores and underwater video data have confirmed the existence of a previously unknown coral reef province in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia. Seven reefs, comprised of coral limestone that support living corals have been mapped so far and as many as 50 other reefs may exist in the region. U/Th ages show that reef growth commenced shortly after limestone pedestals were submerged by rising sea level around 10.5 kyr BP, making them the oldest Holocene reefs known...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Marine Geology
DOI: 10.1016/j.margeo.2008.02.010


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