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Desembarco del Granma National Park, Cuba

  • Vanda Claudino-Sales
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Part of the Coastal Research Library book series (COASTALRL, volume 28)

Abstract

Desembarco del Granma is located in and around Cabo Cruz, in the southeast coast of Cuba, at the western end of the Sierra Maestra Mountains, lying within the tectonically active zone between the Caribbean and the North American plates. The site has spectacular marine terraces, the world’s largest and best preserved coastal limestone terrace system, as well as some of the most pristine and impressive coastal cliffs bordering the western Atlantic. Thea area is also representative of ongoing development of karst topography. The little disturbed landscape offers a wide spectrum of karst phenomena, such as giant sinkholes, cliffs, canyons, and caves. It is a globally significant illustration of geomorphologic and physiographic features and of ongoing geological processes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vanda Claudino-Sales
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  1. 1.Federal University of Ceará StateFortalezaBrazil

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