Biology and Geology of Coral Reefs V1 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123896018, 9780323138680

Biology and Geology of Coral Reefs V1

1st Edition

Geology 1

Authors: Owen Arthur Jones
eBook ISBN: 9780323138680
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1973
Page Count: 410
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Biology and Geology of Coral Reefs, Volume I: Geology 1 focuses on the evolution, reef types, geology, and structural and tectonic factors causing the development of coral reefs.

The selection first offers information on the coral reefs of the Caribbean and Indian Ocean, including evolution, physical environment, coral diversity, reef communities, reef types and zonation, and reef morphology and sea-level change. The manuscript then takes a look at the Bikini and Eniwetok Atolls in Marshall Islands; geomorphology and geology of coral reefs in French Polynesia; and the coral reefs of New Caledonia.

The publication examines the coral reefs of the New Guinea region and waters of the Great Barrier Reef province. Topics include climate, seasonal variations in temperature and salinity, and water masses in the Coral Sea and their effect on the Great Barrier Reef. The book also ponders on the geomorphology of Eastern Queensland in relation to the Great Barrier Reef; structural and tectonic factors influencing the development of coral reefs off Northeastern Queensland; and sediments of the Great Barrier Reef province.

The selection is a vital source of information for marine biologists and readers interested in the geology, evolution, physical environment, and diversity of coral reefs.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors

General Preface

Preface to Volume I: Geology 1

1. Caribbean Coral Reefs

I. Introduction

II. Previous Workers

III. Modern Caribbean Coral Reefs

IV. Evolution of Modern Caribbean Coral Reefs

V. Caribbean Versus Indo-Pacific Coral Reefs


2. Coral Reefs of the Indian Ocean

I. Introduction

II. Physical Environment

III. Origin of the Reefs

IV. Major Reef Types

V. Coral Diversity

VI. Reef Communities

VII. Reef Zonation

VIII. Reef Morphology and Sea-Level Change


3. Bikini and Eniwetok Atolls, Marshall Islands

I. Introduction

II. Existing Reefs

III. Subsurface Geology

IV. Condensed Geologic History

V. Summary of Results


4. Geomorphology and Geology of Coral Reefs in French Polynesia

I. General Survey

II. Coral Reefs of the Marquesas Islands

III. Coral Reefs of Tuamotu Archipelago

IV. Coral Reefs of the Society Islands

V. The Austral Islands

VI. Conclusions

Selected References

5. Coral Reefs of New Caledonia

I. General Survey

II. D'Entrecasteaux Reefs

III. Reefs around New Caledonia

IV. Island of Pines Reefs

V. Raised Reefs

VI. Subsurface Geology of the Reefs

VII. Origin of the Reefs

VIII. Conclusions

Selected References

6. Coral Reefs of the New Guinea Region

I. Preliminaries

II. The Coral Reefs

III. Looking Widely


7. Waters of the Great Barrier Reef Province

I. Introduction

II. Climate

III. Seasonal Variations in Temperature and Salinity

IV. The T-S Characteristics of the Water on the Queensland Shelf

V. Water Masses in the Coral Sea and Their Effect on the Great Barrier Reef

VI. Summary and Conclusions


8. Geomorphology of Eastern Queensland in Relation to the Great Barrier Reef

I. Introduction

II. Geological Framework of Eastern Queensland

III. Geomorphological Character

IV. Eustatism

V. Reefs Development and the Geomorphic Factor


9. Structural and Tectonic Factors Influencing the Development of Recent Coral Reefs off Northeastern Queensland

I. Introduction

II. Evidence for Tectonism and Structural Control

III. Synthesis

IV. Conclusions


10. Sediments of the Great Barrier Reef Province

I. Introduction

II. Component Distribution

III. Regional Facies Pattern

IV. Sediment of the Reef Mass

V. Age of the Sediment

VI. Conclusion


11. Foraminifera of the Great Barrier Reefs Bores

I. Introduction

II. Basis for Age Determinations

III. The Foraminiferal Faunas

IV. Geological History of the Great Barrier Reefs


Author Index

Subject Index

Locality Index

Systematic Index


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