(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Geomorphic characterization of reef fish aggregation sites in the Upper Florida Keys, USA, using single-beam acoustics

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GLEASON A.C.R. (1) ; TODD KELLISON G. (2) ; REID R.P. (1) ;
(1) Univ., Miami, ETATS-UNIS
(2) The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, ETATS-UNIS


A commercial single-beam acoustic seabed classification system was used to map the seabed in the vicinity of aggregation sites. Results showed that drowned, margin-parallel, rocky ridges, known locally as outlier reefs, were features found in proximity to all of the mapped aggregation sites. In particular, three geomorphic characteristics were observed at most sites: a steep slope of the landward boundary of the upper slope terrace, an exposed outlier reef forming the seaward boundary of the upper slope terrace, and at least one other exposed outlier reef on the upper slope terrace. The results suggest that the acoustic-mapping technologies used herein could be valuable when considering the placement of marine reserves


Article of periodic

published at : The Professional geographer / ISSN 0033-0124

Editor : Blackwell, Cambridge, MA - ETATS-UNIS (1946)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 63, no4 [pp. 443-455]

Bibliographic references : 36 ref.

Collation : 5 fig., 2 tabl.




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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/00330124.2011.585075

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