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Work Plan for a Water Quality Model of Florida Bay.

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Date Issued:
1997-12
Summary:
Concern for the ecological health of Florida Bay has increased dramatically in recent years. Symptoms of ecological degradation include die-off of sea grass beds, increases in algal blooms, increases in turbidity, deterioration of aquatic habitat, and decreases in the diversity and abundance of aquatic living resources. Bay scientists have found that sea grass coverage has decreased substantially in the last decade. A major die-off of Thalassia occurred around 1987 following several years of dry, hot conditions that may have promoted disease. Various factors could have lead to plant stress, such as hypersaline water, high temperatures, and buildup of sulfide in bottom sediments. There was a second stage die-off around 1991 that the scientists think may have been caused by increased turbidity resulting from the loss of sea grass during the first stage of die-off. Wetter years have followed 1991, and sea grass die-off appears to have slowed some.
Title: Work Plan for a Water Quality Model of Florida Bay.
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Name(s): U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Marcgt
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1997-12
Publisher: United States. Department of Commerce. National Technical Information Service.
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 119 pages ,illustrations,28 cm.
Language(s): English
Summary: Concern for the ecological health of Florida Bay has increased dramatically in recent years. Symptoms of ecological degradation include die-off of sea grass beds, increases in algal blooms, increases in turbidity, deterioration of aquatic habitat, and decreases in the diversity and abundance of aquatic living resources. Bay scientists have found that sea grass coverage has decreased substantially in the last decade. A major die-off of Thalassia occurred around 1987 following several years of dry, hot conditions that may have promoted disease. Various factors could have lead to plant stress, such as hypersaline water, high temperatures, and buildup of sulfide in bottom sediments. There was a second stage die-off around 1991 that the scientists think may have been caused by increased turbidity resulting from the loss of sea grass during the first stage of die-off. Wetter years have followed 1991, and sea grass die-off appears to have slowed some.
Identifier: FI07053142 (IID), 1046026 (digitool), fiu:24734 (fedora), AAC5253QF
Note(s): Electronic reproduction. [Florida] : State University System of Florida, PALMM Project, 2007. Mode of access: World Wide Web. Electronic version created 2007, State University System of Florida.
Subject(s): Seagrasses
Water quality -- Florida -- Mathematical models.
Florida Bay (Fla.)
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