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dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Robert O.
dc.contributor.authorNelson, Walter G.
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-13T19:45:35Z
dc.date.available2017-10-13T19:45:35Z
dc.date.issued1985
dc.identifier.citationJohnson, Robert and Nelson, Walter G. (1985).BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF DREDGING IN AN OFFSHORE BORROW AREA.Florida Scientist. 48(3),166-188en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11141/1927
dc.descriptiondredging, offshore, borrow, inlet, benthicen_US
dc.description.abstractChanges in benthic fauna were monitored following excavation of an offshore borrow area in the vicinity of Fort Pierce Inlet, Florida. Sampling stations were established along 2 transects located in the borrow area, 1 control transect north of the borrow area, and 1 control transect south of the borrow area. Results suggest that relatively larger reductions in abundance, but not number of species, of the benthic fauna occurred in the borrow area following dredging as compared with the controls. Therefore the decrease observed appears greater than can be accounted for on the basis of seasonal changes alone. Both parameters returned to pre-dredging levels in from 9-12 months. Species composition, however, was altered in the borrow area and had not returned to the pre-dredging composition after 12 months. It is probable that this species shift is not detrimental in that it resembles the species composition at other undisturbed locations in this region.en_US
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dc.rights© 1985, Florida Academy of Sciencesen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.titleBIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF DREDGING IN AN OFFSHORE BORROW AREA.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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