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Coastal Peloids as Geological Heritage: Evidence from the Taman Peninsula (Southwestern Russia)

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Department of Physical Geography, Ecology, and Nature Protection, Institute of Earth Sciences, Southern Federal University, Zorge Street 40, Rostov-on-Don 344090, Russia
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Department of Economic Sociology and Regional Governance, Institute of Sociology and Regional Studies, Southern Federal University, Pushkinskaja Street 160, Rostov-on-Don 344022, Russia
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Department of Business in Hospitality Sphere, Higher School of Business, Southern Federal University, 23-ja linija Street 43, Rostov-on-Don 344019, Russia
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Water 2019, 11(6), 1119; https://doi.org/10.3390/w11061119
Received: 3 May 2019 / Revised: 24 May 2019 / Accepted: 27 May 2019 / Published: 29 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Geological and Geomorphological Studies in Coastal Areas)
The coastal peloidis a peculiar and poorly-studied geological substance. Peloids occurin the Bugaz, Kiziltash, and Vityazevolimans and the Chemburka Lake on the southern coast of the Taman Peninsula. The studied peloids are dark-colored mud enriched in hydrogen sulfide and methane and constitute the uppermost 10–20 cm of bottom sediments. Being geologically unique, the coastal peloids of the Taman Peninsula can be recognized as ageoheritage site. Their uniqueness is linked to sediment type, biogeochemical processes, economic value, and depositional environment. The most typical peloids are found in the BugazLiman and the Chemburka Lake, proposed as geosites. The recognized coastal geoheritage site can be used for the purposes of science, education, and tourism, and its utility seems to be especially high because of its close location to the big resort area of Anapa. It appears to be important to balance management of this geoheritagesite with peloid extraction for balneological purposes. The studied coastal muds should be involved into the regional planning programs aimed at sustainable development (international experience and, particularly, some examples from the British coasts should be taken into consideration). Particularly, it is necessary to put peloid use into the context of regional planning and sustainable natural resource management. View Full-Text
Keywords: coastal heritage; geochemical processes; geotourism; lakes; peloid; regional planning; southwestern Russia coastal heritage; geochemical processes; geotourism; lakes; peloid; regional planning; southwestern Russia
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Fedorov, Y.A.; Gar’kusha, D.N.; Trubnik, R.G.; Latushko, N.A.; Ruban, D.A. Coastal Peloids as Geological Heritage: Evidence from the Taman Peninsula (Southwestern Russia). Water 2019, 11, 1119.

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