Accession Number : ADA160224
Title : Transplanting of the Seagrasses Zostera marina and Halodula wrightii for Sediment Stabilization and Habitat Development on the East Coast of the United States.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB
Personal Author(s) : Fonseca,M S ; Kenworthy,W J ; Thayer,G W ; Heller,D Y ; Cheap,K M
Report Date : Aug 1985
Pagination or Media Count : 67
Abstract : The objectives of the study were as follows: (1) Perform feasibility evaluations of (eelgrass) Zostera marina and (shoalgrass) Halodule wrightii transplants including recommendations on specific site evaluation procedures, techniques, and cost projections; (2) Describe and quantify the influence of natural and translated eelgrass and shoalgrass meadows on current reduction and wave dampening for the purpose of sediment stabilization; (3) Use information from a and b to delineate engineering and planting procedures for both eelgrass and shoalgrass in temperate waters to promote sediment stability and biological habitat development. This report summarized site evaluation procedures, transplanting methodology, and cost evaluation, as well as preliminary sediment stability and biological habitat development.
Descriptors : *HABITATS , *SOIL STABILIZATION , *TRANSPLANTATION , *GRASSES , TEST AND EVALUATION , STABILITY , UNITED STATES , COASTAL REGIONS , OCEAN WAVES , OCEAN CURRENTS , BIOLOGY , WATER , SITES , DAMPING , REDUCTION , COSTS , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , SEDIMENTS , EAST(DIRECTION) , TEMPERATE REGIONS , HABITABILITY , PLANTING
Subject Categories : Agricultural Engineering
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE