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A baseline assessment of the ecological resources of Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico


Author:
Whitall, David R., National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (U.S.), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (U.S.), and Biogeography Branch.
Source:
Other US
Year:
2011
Subject:
Marine resources, Management, Coral reefs and islands, Benthos, Habitat, Conservation, Coral reef conservation, Habitat (Ecology), Research, Watershed restoration, marine science, coral reefs, benthic organisms, habitat conservation, watershed management, and Maps
Abstract:
"This report is organized into six chapters that represent a suite of interrelated studies. Chapter 1 provides a short introduction to Jobos Bay, including the land use and hydrology of the watershed. Chapter 2 is focused on benthic mapping and provides the methods and results of newly created benthic maps for Jobos Bay and the surrounding coral reef ecosystem. Chapter 3 presents the results of new surveys of fish, marine debris, and reef communities of the system. Chapter 4 is focused on the distribution of chemical contaminants in sediments within the Bay and corals outside of the Bay. Chapter 5 focuses on quantifying nutrient and pesticide concentrations in the surface waters at the Reserve's System-Wide Monitoring Program (SWMP) sites. Chapter 6 is a brief summary discussion that highlights key findings of the entire suite of studies"--Executive summary.
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, [National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
Series:
NOAA technical memorandum NOS NCCOS ; 133
Collection:
USDA publications
Permanent URL:
http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo17582