Experiments are running in the Gulf of Mexico and in the Bahamas

The Shelf & Slope Experimental Taphonomy Initiative

A long-term experiment on the fate of organism's remains at the sediment-water interface.



Gulf of Mexico Sites

(click on a site to learn more about it)

Bahamas Transect Profiles


Caribbean Sites

Located at Lee Stocking Island, Bahamas


Two transects extend from the shelf at 15m out to the shelf edge (30m) and down the steep slope into Exuma Sound to the northeast. The red square marks the location of CMRC, the Caribbean Marine Research Center; a NOAA National Undersea Research Program site and home of the Perry Institute for Marine Science, an important source of support for this research.


Funding & Support