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Geology of Isla Desecheo, Puerto Rico

Victor M. Seiders

Geology of Isla Desecheo, Puerto Rico

with notes on the great southern Puerto Rico fault zone and Quaternary stillstands of the sea

by Victor M. Seiders

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Puerto Rico,
  • Desecheo Island.,
  • Desecho Island.
    • Subjects:
    • Geology -- Puerto Rico -- Desecheo Island.,
    • Faults (Geology) -- Puerto Rico -- Desecho Island.,
    • Geology, Stratigraphic -- Quaternary.,
    • Terraces (Geology) -- Puerto Rico -- Desecheo Island.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Victor M. Seiders, Reginald P. Briggs, and Lynn Glover III.
      SeriesGeological Survey professional paper, 739, Geological Survey professional paper ;, 739.
      ContributionsBriggs, Reginald Peter, 1929- joint author., Glover, Lynn, joint author., Puerto Rico. Dept. of Industrial Research.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQE225 .S38
      The Physical Object
      Paginationv, 22 p.
      Number of Pages22
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5388996M
      LC Control Number72600060

      Geology of Puerto Rico An Overview of the Plate Tectonic Origin of the Caribbean Slide 2 Outline • Rock types in Puerto Rico Geology (continued) • Hot = Igneous - Volcanic rocks, basalt – Lava is molten on the surface, cools quickly – Granite is molten underground, cools slowly. Culebra Island, located about twenty miles east of Puerto Rico, is composed of undated andesite and spilitic volcanics which are intruded by diorite plutons. On the basis of the ages of similar rocks on Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands the age of the Culebran rocks is probably within the Albian - Author: Thomas H Banks.

      Clearly visible around 19km off the coast of Rincón, Isla Desecheo is a barren acre hunk of rock that became a national wildlife refuge in , off-limits to casual visitors. The real draw lies beneath the sapphire waters that surround the island, an underwater wonderland with consistent 30–45m visibility, open for diving and the shimmering corals, swim-through tunnels. Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: Chapters: Beaches of Puerto Rico, Caves of Puerto Rico, Hot springs of Puerto Rico, Islands of Puerto Rico, Mountains of Puerto Rico, Vieques, Puerto Rico, Culebra, Puerto Rico, Mona, Puerto Rico, List of beaches in Puerto Rico, Cerro Las Tetas, Cerro de.

        11/13/ A legislative effort is under way in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to reclaim Desecheo Island (KP5) and to include it within the municipality of Mayagüez. According to a report in El Nuevo Día, the Puerto Rico House of Representatives of Puerto Rico approved two bills on October 26 that call on the US government to return ownership of Desecheo Island to Puerto Rico.   Desecheo was top of my list of explorations since moving to Puerto Rico. Desecheo is a small deserted island about miles west of Rincón. It had once been a bombing range, like many of the uninhabitated islands that comprise Puerto Rico, but has since become a nature reserve.


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Geology and Hydrogeology of the Caribbean Islands Aquifer System of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands By ROBERT A.

RENKEN1, W.C. WARD2, I.P. GILL3, FERNANDO GÓMEZ-GÓMEZ1, JESÚS RODRÍGUEZ-MARTÍNEZ1, and others REGIONAL AQUIFER-SYSTEM ANALYSIS—CARIBBEAN ISLANDS.

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[Victor M Seiders; Reginald Peter Briggs; Lynn Glover; Geological Survey (U.S.),; Puerto Rico. Department of Industrial Research.] -- Additional title page description: The surficial deposits and volcanic bedrock of an island in Mona.

Isla Desecheo and it’s sister island of Isla de Mona are among the best scuba diving sites in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. A Little History. Desecheo is Geology of Isla Desecheo of the Rio Culebrinas formation which suggests that it was once connected to Puerto Rico.

(2) During the 18th century the. Get this from a library. Geology of Isla Desecheo, Puerto Rico, with notes on the great southern Puerto Rico fault zone and Quaternary stillstands of the sea.

[Victor M Seiders; Reginald Peter Briggs; Lynn Glover; Geological Survey (U.S.),; Puerto Rico. Department of Industrial Research.; Puerto Rico.

Economic Geology of Isla Desecheo Administration.]. Isla Desecheo, Puerto Rico: Address, Isla Desecheo Reviews: 5/5 Things to Do in Puerto Rico ; Isla Desecheo; Search. COVID Update: To limit the spread of the coronavirus, attractions may be closed or have partial closures.

Please consult government travel advisories before booking. there are no tours or activities available to book 5/5(9). Isla Desecheo: Desecheo excellent - See 9 traveler reviews, 10 candid photos, and great deals for Puerto Rico, at Tripadvisor.4/5(9). 38 on Puerto Rico’s Geology, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Mineral Occurrences.

The island consists of volcaniclastic and epiclastic rocks of volcanic origin as well as other sedimentary rocks of Late Jurassic to Paleocene and Eocene age and intrusive mafic and felsic plutonic rocks of. Seiders VM, Briggs RP, Glover L () Geology of Isla Desecheo, Puerto Rico, with notes on the great southern Puerto Rico fault zone and Quaternary stillstands of the sea.

U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper #, 22 p Google ScholarCited by: 2. Puerto Rico is composed of Jurassic to Eocene volcanic and plutonic rocks, which are overlain by younger Oligocene to recent carbonates and other sedimentary of the caverns and karst topography on the island occurs in the northern Oligocene to recent carbonates.

The oldest rocks are approximately million years old and are located at Sierra Bermeja in the southwest part of the. Isla de Mona is a carbonate island located in the Mona Passage 68 km west of Puerto Rico. The tectonically uplifted island is 12 km by 5 km, with an area of 55 km2, and forms a raised flat-topped platform or meseta.

The meseta tilts gently to the south and is bounded by near vertical cliffs on all sides. These cliffs rise from 80 m above sea level on the north to 20 m above the sea on the. Revision of the Flora of Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico Article in Caribbean Journal of Science 36() January with 30 Reads How we measure 'reads'.

Liquid Assets director Aaron Faulls follows photographer Steve Simonsen on assignment for Scuba Diving magazine around the off-the-radar corners of Puerto Rico, both offshore and right off. Hydrogeology of Puerto Rico and the Outlying Islands. of Vieques, Culebra, and Mona. By Fernando Gómez-Gómez, Jesús Rodríguez-Martínez, and Marilyn Santiago Prepared in cooperation with the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Scientific Investigations Map U.S. Department of the Interior. U.S. Geological SurveyCited by: 4. The geologic maps for the above-mentioned three surrounding islands (Isla de Vieques, Isla de Culebra, and Isla de Mona) are not included in thescale compilation, but reflect the general geologic features at a scale ofas presented in Cox and Briggs,Metallogenic Map of Puerto Rico, USGS Map I Puerto Rico - U.S.

National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NOAA/DNER). The study included the third annual monitoring cycle of Puerto Botes Reef (Isla Desecheo) at 20 m, and the second monitoring of Tourmaline Reef (Mayaguez Bay) at 10 m, after the initial (baseline) characterizations of The report also presents the first monitoring.

Expedition work was conducted by the Isla de Mona Project in cooperation with the Departamento Recursos Naturales y Ambientales de Puerto Rico (DRNA), including contributions from.

Desecheo The acres ( square miles) island of Desecheo is located in the Mona Passage between Puerto Rico and Hispaniola, 19 kilometers (14 miles) off the coast of Rincón. The island was discovered by Christopher Columbus, but it was not named until by Nuñez Alvarez de Aragón.

Desecheo Island Restoration Project, Puerto Rico Desecheo National Wildlife Refuge Desecheo Island is a acre dry forest island 13 miles off the west coast of Puerto Rico. Initally set aside as a preserve and seabird breeding ground by President Taft inthe island is now managed by the U.S.

Fish and Wildlife Service as a National. Puerto Rico Mineral Resources Online Spatial Data: Interactive maps and downloadable data for regional and global Geology, Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Mineral Resources.Of course, there are still all the hallmarks of a Puerto Rican beach, soft sand, leaning palms, sparkling waters.

Rocky outcrops form walls against which ocean waves burst into foam and spray before settling into crags, becoming waterfalls and small puddles or moving farther inland to kiss the sand.

Picturesque Pozo Teodoro, just a short walk from Middles, is one of these tidal pools where the.Puerto Rico is the easternmost island of the Greater Antilles. The island spans 90 miles (km) from west to east and 30 miles (48km) north to south. Puerto Rico is positioned southeast of the Dominican Republic and northwest of the US Virgin Islands (18˚ 15’ N and 66˚ 30’ W).