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A baseline assessment of the ecological resources of Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico
- Whitall, David R., National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (U.S.), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (U.S.), and Biogeography Branch.
- Other US
- 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
- "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.
- U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, [National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
- NOAA technical memorandum NOS NCCOS ; 133
- USDA publications
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