Accession Number:

ADA143761

Title:

Survival and Growth of Red Mangroves (Rhizophora mangle L.) Planted upon Marl Shorelines in the Florida Keys: A Five-Year Study.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

Planting mangroves for stabilizing man-made marl shorelines in the Florida Keys is an environmentally preferred alternative to seawall and riprap construction. In June 1977, 126 mangroves were planted along three marl shorelines to determine the relative significance of a tidal height, b degree of exposure to erosion forces, and c plant size upon growth and survival. This report documents findings for plant survival and growth after 5 years.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE