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Faunal and vegetation monitoring in response to harbor dredging in Port of Miami

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2014
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2016

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Daniels, A., Stevenson, R., Smith, E., Brown, M.E., Grimes, C., Roche, D., and Colhoun, E., 2018, Faunal and vegetation monitoring in response to harbor dredging in Port of Miami: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7JH3KD9.

Summary

Seagrasses are highly productive ecosystems. A before-after-control-impact (BACI) design was used to examine effects of dredging on seagrasses and the animals that inhabit them. The control site North Biscayne Bay (NBB) and impacted site Port of Miami (POM) had seagrass densities decreased during the before, Fish and Invertebrate Assessment Network (FIAN) 2006-2011 and after, Faunal Monitoring Due to Harbor Dredging (FMHD) 2014-2016 studies. Turbidity levels increased at NBB and POM basins during the FMHD study, especially in 2016. Animal populations decreased significantly in NBB and POM in the FMHD study compared to the FIAN study. If seagrass communities are not stabilized, animal numbers will likely continue to decrease. There [...]

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Quad_Substrate.csv 104.01 KB
Quad_Veg_Totals.csv 279.86 KB
Quad_Vegetation.csv 184.31 KB
Sampling_Point.csv 36.09 KB
Sampling_Point_Abiotics.csv 100.49 KB
Sampling_Point_Attempt_Success.csv 13.02 KB
Species_Count.csv 243.22 KB
Species_Measurement.csv 148.65 KB
Throwtrap_Abiotics.csv 35.41 KB
Throwtrap_Sweep.csv 135.25 KB
Faunal and Vegetation Monitoring_data release_final.xml
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Purpose

Data were obtained to better understand faunal and vegetation community response to dredging.

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  • USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F7JH3KD9

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