Giant Subtidal Stromatolites and Related Sedimentary Features Lee Stocking Island, Exumas, Bahamas July 20-22, 1989

Giant Subtidal Stromatolites and Related Sedimentary Features Lee Stocking Island, Exumas, Bahamas July 20-22, 1989

Author(s): Robert F. Dill, Christopher G. St.C. Kendall, Eugene S. Shinn

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875906492

Online ISBN: 9781118667224

DOI: 10.1029/FT373

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Field Trip Guidebooks Series, Volume 373.

This guidebook was prepared to provide background information for field mp T-373 of the 1989 International Geological Congress. It presents a overview of the marine geology, the depositional settings, oceanography, and associated marine organisms found in the area of subtidal stromatolites forming near Lee Stocking Island, located at the southern end of the Exuma chain of islands in the Bahamas (FIGURE 1). The material represents a synthesis of the field research by the authors and their colleagues. Starting in 1984, this research continues as part of the UNESCO-IGCP Project 261 for Stromatolite Research and the long-term geological program of the Caribbean Marine Research Center (CMRC). The Appendix to this guidebook also provides a description of the field support facilities at the CMRC on Lee Stocking Island and suggestions for the equipment needed to enhance your threeday stay in the Bahamas. Daily scheduleare also presented that will help keep the field programs organized. However, please realize that the sequences of events and locations for field studies may change so as to optimize observations during good weather and favorable tidal conditions.

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