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Holocene evolution of the granite based Lizard Island and MacGillivray Reef systems, Northern Great Barrier Reef

Rees, Siwan; Opdyke, Bradley; Wilson, P.A.; Fifield, L Keith; Levchenko, Vladimir Alexander


Radiocarbon dating of seven drill cores from both the windward Lizard Island fringing reef and the windward and leeward margins of MacGillivray platform reef, Northern Great Barrier Reef Province, reveal the Holocene evolution of these two mid shelf coral reefs. The windward margin at Lizard Island started growing approximately 6,700 calendar years before present (cal yr BP) directly on an assumed granite basement and approached present day sea level approximately 4,000 cal yr BP. Growth of the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Coral Reefs
DOI: 10.1007/s00338-006-0138-1


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