A comparison of the Cretaceous (Albian) Edwards Limestone bioherms of Central Texas with the Holocene Coral Reefs of Bermuda.

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dc.contributor.advisor Bonem, Rena Mae. Damman, Adam J. 2011-08
dc.description.abstract The Edwards Limestone of Central Texas is comprised of numerous rudist-dominated patch reefs that are collectively referred to as the Central Texas Reef Trend. These bioherms were protected by the Stuart City barrier reefs along the Texas Gulf Coast. The Stuart City reefs have been compared with the modern barrier reefs of Australia and Belize, but there is currently no modern analog for the Central Texas bioherms. Bermuda was chosen for a modern analog study based on the existence of a protective rim reef system, its low biodiversity, and a slower reef growth rate as compared with other modern reefs. Although the patch reefs of Bermuda were determined to be “similar” to the Central Texas Edwards Limestone bioherms in many respects, the high temperatures and unique oceanographic conditions of the Cretaceous likely means that no exact modern analog for the rudist-dominated Edwards bioherms exists. en_US
dc.publisher en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject Edwards Limestone. en_US
dc.subject Bermuda. en_US
dc.subject Edwards Limestone bioherms. en_US
dc.subject Rudist bivalves. en_US
dc.subject Edwards Limestone modern analog. en_US
dc.subject Rudists and modern corals. en_US
dc.subject Coral Reefs of Bermuda. en_US
dc.subject Edwards Limestone Central Texas. en_US
dc.title A comparison of the Cretaceous (Albian) Edwards Limestone bioherms of Central Texas with the Holocene Coral Reefs of Bermuda. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US M.S. en_US
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dc.rights.accessrights Access changed 6/27/13.
dc.contributor.department Geology. en_US
dc.contributor.schools Baylor University. Dept. of Geology. en_US

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