Geologic controls on the recent evolution of oyster reefs in Apalachicola Bay and St . George Sound , Florida

  title={Geologic controls on the recent evolution of oyster reefs in Apalachicola Bay and St . George Sound , Florida},
  author={David Twichell and Laurie Edmiston and Byron Andrews and William B. Stevenson and Judith Donoghue and Rick Poore and L. A. Osterman},
Apalachicola Bay and St. George Sound contain the largest oyster fishery in Florida, and the growth and distribution of the numerous oyster reefs here are the combined product of modern estuarine conditions in the bay and its late Holocene evolution. Sidescan-sonar imagery, bathymetry, high-resolution seismic profiles, and sediment cores show that oyster beds occupy the crests of a series of shoals that range from 1 to 7 km in length, trend roughly north-south perpendicular to the long axes of… CONTINUE READING


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