Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorHoey, Christopher
dc.date2015-04
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T19:20:37Z
dc.date.available2015-05-05T19:20:37Z
dc.identifier.citationHoey, C. (2015, April). Muck thickness and distribution in the Indian River Lagoon 2014. Poster presented at the Northrop Grumman Engineering & Science Student Design Showcase, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11141/609
dc.description.abstractOccurrence and thickness of anoxic organic sediments (“muck”) in the Indian River Lagoon (IRL), a 90 mile survey from Ft. Pierce to Titusville which also incorporated adjoining tributaries. Muck accumulation causes the depletion of sea grass directly through anoxia and smothering, and indirectly by fueling harmful algal blooms. Smothering and blooms shade grasses and prevent them from receiving sufficient light for photosynthesis. 49 percent of the stations surveyed exhibited muck. Comparing muck thickness in navigation channels from 2008 to 2014 showed an average increase of 0.5 feet.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleMuck Thickness and Distribution in the Indian River Lagoon 2014en_US
dc.typeposteren_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record