Holocene growth history of an eastern Pacific fringing reef, Punta Islotes, Costa Rica

@article{Cortes2004HoloceneGH,
  title={Holocene growth history of an eastern Pacific fringing reef, Punta Islotes, Costa Rica},
  author={J. Cortes and Ian G. Macintyre and Peter W. Glynn},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={2004},
  volume={13},
  pages={65-73}
}
Rock and sediment cores reveal that a well-developed fringing reef in Golfo Dulce, Pacific Costa Rica, up to 9 m thick was established on Cretaceous basalt about 5500 y BP. It is presently being smothered with fine sediments and is almost completely dead. This reef is made up of three main facies that are represented by comparable extant reef zones: reef-flat branching coral, fore-reef slope massive coral, and fore-reef talus sediment facies. Reef growth began with the establishment of small… CONTINUE READING