The growth potential of a bypass margin, Great Bahama Bank

R. N. Ginsburg, P. M. Harris, G. P. Eberli, P. K. Swart

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Observations and sampling to 350 m from submersible off Chub Cay, Berry Islands, Bahamas, suggest that accretion is occurring to varying degrees in all subdivisions of the platform margin profile. Supports the idea that the upper portion of the wall from 30 to 85 m, the brow or deep-reef, is a principal source of talus, now cemented, that foots the windward margins of Great Bahama Bank. We infer that the brow grows outward so rapidly that it calves periodically. The resulting debris largely bypasses the deeper wall, but some is perched on the steep fore-reef slope below. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)976-987
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Sedimentary Petrology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

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  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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