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Subaqueous Dune Fields on the Marine Protected Area Around the Cabrera Archipelago (Balearic Islands)

  • Araceli MuñozEmail author
  • César Alcalá
  • Laura Pascual
  • César León
  • María de la Paz Maroto
  • Juan Acosta
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Abstract

The continental shelf around the Cabrera Archipelago is composed of carbonate bottom sediment unaltered by human activities. Three dune field systems located to the north, east and south of the archipelago are described in this chapter. They are formed by small to medium dunes, roughly oriented N-S, and usually with symmetrical morphology. The dune morphology (orientation, size and shape) adapts to the presence of islands and outcrops on the continental shelf.

Keywords

Subaqueous dunes Carbonate sediment Continental shelf Unaltered areas 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The data were obtained in the framework of the ESPACE Spanish continental shelf mapping funded by the Secretaría General de Pesca (MAGRAMA). We also wish to thank the SGP-TRAGSA Cartography Group, who participated in the cruises.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Araceli Muñoz
    • 1
    Email author
  • César Alcalá
    • 1
  • Laura Pascual
    • 1
  • César León
    • 1
  • María de la Paz Maroto
    • 1
  • Juan Acosta
    • 2
  1. 1.TragsaMadridSpain
  2. 2.IEOMadridSpain

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