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Title: Ecological impact assessment of abate on Florida state lands saltmarsh communities. Three-year summary report January 1995 through December 1997.
Authors: Pierce, Richard H.
Henry, Michael S.
Culter, James K.
Keywords: larvicides
environmental sampling
sediment sampling
sediment analysis
benthic infauna
benthic fauna
benthic invertebrates
Cape Coral (Florida)
Issue Date: 14-May-1998
Publisher: Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL.
Series/Report no.: Mote Technical Report;No. 567
Abstract: This report describes a project that was undertaken to address concern for possible adverse ecological effects from applications of the mosquito larvicide abate (temephos) on State-owned saltmarsh lands along the intertidal regions of Cape Coral, Florida. The report encompasses three years of study initiated in 1995 and concluded the following: Extreme conditions experienced in the saltmarsh apparently inhibited development of a stable planktonic community, favoring benthic infauna and infauna communities; adulticide applications over adjacent residential communities did result in deposition of the adulticide into the saltmarsh study areas, when wind direction was toward the saltmarsh; and no adverse impact was detected on the benthic infauna collected from sediment core samples or fauna collected from the artificial substrate samplers.
Description: 183 p. pdf. Includes table of contents, bibliographical references, appendices, tables, charts and maps
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2075/2428
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