Southern Shelf-Edge Reefs
St. Augustine Scarp
· Blocky, large boulders with mostly straight, clean edges
· 2-3m relief
· Boulders often arranged in grid-like pattern
· Light layer of sand between boulders
· Fault lines between many boulders
· Abundance of wire corals, vase sponges, and other sponges & soft corals
· Variety of colors exhibited on rocks, including reds, pinks, yellows, and whites
· Exposed rock surfaces with high coverage of invertebrates



Ph. 843-953-7846
Project Oceanica
Dept. of Geology & Environmental Geosciences
College of Charleston, Charleston, SC 29424
Fax 843-953-7850