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Modern Marine Stromatolites of Little Darby Island, Exuma Archipelago, Bahamas: Environmental Setting, Accretion Mechanisms and Role of Euendoliths

  • R. Pamela ReidEmail author
  • Jamie S. Foster
  • Gudrun Radtke
  • Stjepko Golubic
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences book series (LNEARTH, volume 131)

Abstract

The search for modern stromatolites was initiated by geologists in an attempt to understand the processes that governed the Earth for about five sixths of the history of Life. Entire land- and seascapes dominated by stromatolites are rare in the modern world of plants and animals.

Keywords

Extracellular Polymeric Substance Carbonate Sand Wave Turbulence Cyanobacterial Biomass Extracellular Polymeric Substance Product 
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Acknowledgements

This is Research Initiative on Bahamian Stromatolites (RIBS) contribution #59. The international collaboration was supported by the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation, Bad Godesberg, and Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg, Delmenhorst, Germany. We appreciate the critical comments of Joachim Reitner and Gernot Arp.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Pamela Reid
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jamie S. Foster
    • 2
    • 3
  • Gudrun Radtke
    • 4
  • Stjepko Golubic
    • 5
  1. 1.Marine Geology and Geophysics, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric ScienceUniversity of MiamiMiamiUSA
  2. 2.Department of Microbiology and Cell ScienceUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  3. 3.Space Life Sciences LabKennedy Space CenterMerritt IslandUSA
  4. 4.Hessisches Landesamt für Umwelt und GeologieWiesbadenGermany
  5. 5.Biological Science CenterBoston UniversityBostonUSA

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