Coralligenous (C)includecalcareousbuild-upsofbiogenicorigin,formedsincetheHolocene transgression. Peculiarcolumnar-shapedCoutcropsweredocumentedoffshore Marzamemi village (SESicily,IonianSea),althoughtheactualextensionanddistributionwerenot assessed. Project ‘CRESCIBLUREEF’ produced anew,17km2 high-resolution bathymetric map, leadingtogoodknowledgeabouttheirextentinthisarea.Cbioconstructionsare largely distributedalongtwodepthranges36–42 mand86–102 mwaterdepth.By coupling thedocumentedupliftrateinthisregionandtheHolocenesea-levelcurve,we were abletointerpretthedistributionofCoutcropsoverterraces.However,additional investigation isrequiredtounderstand:(1)theroleoftheinheritedcontinentalshelf landscape, increatingafavorablesubstrateforthesettlementandgrowthofChabitats during theHolocene,and(2)theextenttowhichCbioconstructionscanimpactthe evolution ofpresent-daycontinentalshelflandformsandlandscapes.

Geomorphology of coralligenous reefs offshore southeastern Sicily (Ionian Sea)

Rosso A.;Sanfilippo R.;
2023-01-01

Abstract

Coralligenous (C)includecalcareousbuild-upsofbiogenicorigin,formedsincetheHolocene transgression. Peculiarcolumnar-shapedCoutcropsweredocumentedoffshore Marzamemi village (SESicily,IonianSea),althoughtheactualextensionanddistributionwerenot assessed. Project ‘CRESCIBLUREEF’ produced anew,17km2 high-resolution bathymetric map, leadingtogoodknowledgeabouttheirextentinthisarea.Cbioconstructionsare largely distributedalongtwodepthranges36–42 mand86–102 mwaterdepth.By coupling thedocumentedupliftrateinthisregionandtheHolocenesea-levelcurve,we were abletointerpretthedistributionofCoutcropsoverterraces.However,additional investigation isrequiredtounderstand:(1)theroleoftheinheritedcontinentalshelf landscape, increatingafavorablesubstrateforthesettlementandgrowthofChabitats during theHolocene,and(2)theextenttowhichCbioconstructionscanimpactthe evolution ofpresent-daycontinentalshelflandformsandlandscapes.
2023
Calcareous build-ups;
submarine geomorphology;
seascape;
sea-levelchanges;
biogeomorphology;
Mediterranean sea
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