August 26, 2013
For this week’s “Monday Geology Picture” post, I’m continuing with sharing some pictures from my vacation in Zanzibar back in June 2013. I thought I would share some pictures of a coral terrace on the beach near the village of Matemwe. My husband and I stayed at the beautiful resort of Azanzi near Matemwe. Most of the coral found along the beaches in Zanzibar is likely of Marine Isotope Stage 5e Pleistocene age (Arthurton et al., 1999).
Reference: Arthurton et al. (1999) Late Quaternary Coastal Stratigraphy on a Platform-Fringed Coast: A Case Study from Zanzibar, Tanzania. Journal of Coastal Research, Vol. 15, No. 3: 635-644.