Geologic Aspects of Sabellarian Reefs, Southeastern Florida
The tube-building marine polychaete Phragmatopoma lapidosa Kinberg produces thick, wave resistant littoral reefs and encrustations along the southeastern coast of Florida. Such deposits tend to stabilize the shore, and by construction of their tubes, sort the local beach sands. Fossil counterparts of similar polychaete tubes in ancient rocks could indicate both proximity to shoreline and the origin of anomalous local sorting.
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Publication date: 1967-06-01
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