Assessment of population and community structure of sessile macro invertebrates following a benthic mortality event in the eastern Gulf of Mexico [electronic resource] / Mike Colella, Bill Richardson, Rob Ruzicka, Dustin Johnson, Matt Bertin, Michael Callahan, Jennifer Wheaton, Samantha Schmitt, Nancy Sheridan.
[Tallahassee, Fla. : Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission?, 2008]
1 electronic document (52 p.) : PDF file, ill., map ; 2.57 MB.
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NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program, Projects to Improve or Amend Coral Reef Fishery Management Plan. Project ID: 1226-06. Principal Investigator: Andy Bruckner.
"2645-06-08-Final; 28 August 2008."
"This report was prepared by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission under award number NA06NMF4410082 from the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, U.S. Dept. of Commerce."
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"A benthic habitat monitoring project was conducted from April 2007 to March 2008 to determine the status and trends of important ecological constituents following a major red tide event in 2005 off Pinellas and Sarasota counties, Florida. Photographic transects, line-intercept transects, and survey quadrats were used to document the percent benthic coverage of coral, macroalgae and other sessile invertebrates, and enumerate the total number of sessile and motile invertebrates. Although there is limited baseline data available to compare benthic community structure prior to the 2005 mortality event, the benthic habitat surveys conducted for this study indicate a recovery from this event may still be onging. The sparse collection of baseline information and the inability to initiate the project immediately after the 2005 bloom preclude this study from making definitive comments on the recovery of benthic habitats in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. However, results of this study will provide the information required to assess the damage and subsequent recovery of benthic communities in the eastern Gulf of Mexico related to future red tide events"--Abstract.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 43).
Marine ecosystem management Mexico, Gulf of.
Benthic animals Habitat Mexico, Gulf of.
Benthic animals Conservation Mexico, Gulf of.
Benthic animals Effect of water pollution on Mexico, Gulf of.
Coral reef conservation Mexico, Gulf of.
Red tide Environmental aspects Mexico, Gulf of.
Wheaton, Jennifer L.
Bruckner, Andrew W.
Coral Reef Conservation Program (U.S.)
Florida. Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.
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