Northern Shelf-Edge Reefs
Georgetown Hole
· Smaller rocks with pitting; fewer ledges and overhangs
· Severely eroded rocks
· < 2m relief
· More sand between uncovered portions of rock, less continuous stretches of uncovered rock
· Very few wire corals and vase sponges present; abundance of other soft corals and sponges
· High coverage of invertebrates (perhaps algae) on exposed rock surfaces

GH 1 Far

GH 2 Far

GH 3 Close-up


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