Data Release

Radiometric Ages and Descriptive Data for Holocene Corals From Southeast Florida

By Lauren T. Toth,1 William F. Precht,2 Alexander B. Modys,3 and Anastasios Stathakopoulos1

1 U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Science Center, St. Petersburg, FL
2 Marine and Coastal Programs, Dial Cordy & Associates, Inc., Miami, FL
3 Department of Geology, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL


This data release compiles descriptive information (location, water depth, etc.) and radiometric ages from corals collected through the Southeast Florida Continental Reef Tract (SFCRT; fig. 1). The database includes data from studies published between 1977 and 2015 as well as previously unpublished data. The samples were originally collected using coral-reef coring or other geologic sampling methods. Many of the samples are presently stored in the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Core Archive at the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center in St. Petersburg, Florida ( This research is a part of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Coral Reef Ecosystem Studies Project (

Toth, L.T., Precht, W.F., Modys, A.B., Stathakopoulos, A., Robbart, M.L., Hudson, J.H., Oleinik, A.E., Riegl, B.M., Shinn, E.A., and Aronson, R.B., 2021, Climate and the latitudinal limits of subtropical reef development: Nature Scientific Reports, v. 11, art. 13044,


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Radiocarbon and U-series ages and descriptive data for Holocene corals from the SFCRT (.csv, .xlsx)

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Graphic location map of south Florida, with land in light grey and water in darker grey, and labeled red dots at the collection sites.
Figure 1. Locations of sites (red dots) where coral samples were collected along the southeast coast of south Florida.

Suggested Citation

Toth, L.T., Precht, W.F., Modys, A.B., and Stathakopoulos, A., 2021, Radiometric ages and descriptive data for Holocene corals from southeast Florida: U.S. Geological Survey data release,