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Title: Long-term effects of beach nourishment on the benthic fauna of Panama City Beach, Florida. Miscellaneous report no. 82-2.
Authors: Culter, James K.
Mahadevan, Selvakumaran (Kumar)
Keywords: beach nourishment
benthos
marine animals
marine sediments
sediment sampling
sediment analysis
water quality
benthic fauna
Issue Date: Jan-1982
Publisher: Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL.
Series/Report no.: Mote Technical Report ;
No. 45
Abstract: This report describes the long-term effects of beach nourishment on the benthic infauna and surface sediments of Panama City beaches, Florida. 47 stations located on nine transects between West Pass and Philips Inlet, and two nourishment borrow sites were sampled in November-December 1979 and May 1980. Abiotic parameters, water temperature, dissolved oxygen and salinity were measured. Sediments were analyzed for particle-size distribution, percent organic carbon and percent carbonate. Based on benthic community analyses and sediment parameters, no significant differences were found between nourishment borrow sites and surrounding areas and in the nearshore areas where beach nourishment was conducted. No long-term adverse effects of beach nourishment were detected.
Description: 94 p. Includes table of contents, bibliographic references, appendices, charts, tables, maps and illus.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2075/923
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