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     In another study, Ian Macintyre uses a vibracore unit off the west coast of Twin Cays to collect almost 9 meters of mangrove peat, which in places gives away to lagoonal sand. This peat started to form on Pleistocene limestone about 8,000 years ago and then these mangrove communities accumulated at rates that allowed them to keep pace with the rising late Holocene sea levels. These are some of the thickest mangrove peat deposits ever recorded.
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