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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.
Cape Coral (Florida)
|Issue Date: ||14-May-1998|
|Publisher: ||Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL.|
|Series/Report no.: ||Mote Technical Report;No. 575|
|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.|
|Appears in Collections:||Mote Technical Reports|
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