This research is an investigation into the application of seismic stratigraphy to elucidate the geological evolution of the mud bank southwest of Bangor Pier. This research was performed by a seismic survey which was carried out within the mud bank area in order to investigate recent erosion and deposition processes and provide seismic stratigraphic interpretations of the sedimentary facies deposited within the mud bank. Geophysical and sedimentological data indicate that the unconsolidated sediments below the seabed within survey area are differentiated by various sequences of terrestrial and marine sediments. The reflective horizons correlate with sediment cores data recovered from boreholes within the area and identify the main horizons. The horizons formed during the Holocene period display a model of continual and cyclic environment change with marine and terrestrial fluctuations and those observed by the presence of an intertidal environment within mud bank.


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