A Field Guide to Jekyll Island

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A Field Guide to Jekyll Island  (1983) 
by H. E. Taylor Schoettle
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Figure 1 - Map of Jekyll Island.png


A FIELD GUIDE TO
JEKYLL ISLAND


written by
H.E. TAYLOR SCHOETTLE
illustrated by
CAROL JOHNSON

Marine Extension Service
The University of Georgia

design and type layout by
Charlotte Ingram
Georgia Sea Grant College Program

edited by

Dr. James L. Harding, Director
Dr. David Gillespie, Director of Education
Marine Extension Service

Carolyn Meeks and Reita Rivers
Georgia Sea Grant College Program

typeset and printed by
The University of Georgia Printing Department, Athens, Georgia


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

I would like to recognize the staff of the Coastal Resources Division of the Department of Natural Resources (Brunswick) for their guidance and contributions toward this effort. I want to thank Mr. Will Hon of The University of Georgia Marine Extension Service at Skidaway and Dr. Mac Rawson of The University of Georgia Marine Extension Service at Brunswick for their direction and helpful suggestions.

This work was supported by Grant Number NA80AA-D-00091 from the Office of Sea Grant, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce (Project Number E/MS-1).

LIST OF FIGURES


Figure 1 Map of Jekyll Island inside front cover
Figure 2 Eight Major Barrier Islands iii
Figure 3 Georgia Bight 2
Figure 4 Pleistocene and Holocene Islands 4
Figure 5 Recurved Spit 6
Figure 6 Inlet Shoal System 7
Figure 7 Profile of an Ocean Beach 8
Figure 8 Changing Beach Profile 9
Figure 9 Profile of a Salt Marsh 12
Figure 10 Study Areas on Jekyll Island 10
Figure 11 Wind-Shorn Trees 16
Figure 12 Limb with Buds 17
Figure 13 Profile of North Jekyll Beach 22


CONTENTS



Map of Jekyll Island
inside front cover
Introduction 1
Physical Setting 3
Geology 5
Ecology 8
Study Areas
References
Appendix A: Illustrations and Descriptions
Identifying Local
Plants and Invertebrates 26
Appendix B: Personal Safety 45
Appendix C: Book List 46
Appendix D: References Cited in Text 47

Figure 2 - Eight Major Barrier Islands of Georgia.png

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