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Tropical rhodoliths with multiple internal abrasion surfaces: Diani Reef, Southern Kenya

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Smith, AM and Cooper, Andrew (2005) Tropical rhodoliths with multiple internal abrasion surfaces: Diani Reef, Southern Kenya. JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH, Sp. Iss. 42 (Sp. Iss. 42). pp. 74-78. [Journal article]

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Abstract

Modern shallow-water tropical rhodoliths with multiple internal abrasion surfaces are described from reef crest environments at Diani Reef, Kenya. These surfaces are identical to those that surround core fragments and are believed to have formed in the same way. The Diani Reef rhodoliths contain up to four abrasion surfaces. Studies on rhodolith movement under normal wave and tidal current conditions are known but the abrasion surfaces discussed here likely represent high-energy events. Such surfaces have been recorded in modern rhodoliths but are not common.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Environmental Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Environmental Sciences Research Institute
Environmental Sciences Research Institute > Coastal Systems
ID Code:1393
Deposited By:Professor Andrew Cooper
Deposited On:26 Nov 2009 12:20
Last Modified:15 Jun 2011 11:17

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