Accession Number:

ADA218990

Title:

Proceedings of the National Workshop on Methods to Minimize Dredging Impacts on Sea Turtles Held at Jacksonville, Florida on 11-12 May 1988

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

94.0

Abstract:

This workshop, sponsored by the US Army Corps of Engineers, focused on national concerns about dredging effects on sea turtles with specific reference to dredging operations in Cape Canaveral and Kings Bay ship channels. The primary objective was to identify methods that would prevent further sea turtle mortalities by dredges. The workshop addressed both biological and engineering aspects of the subject through formal presentations, group discussions, and subgroup sessions. The workshop conclusions proposed several methods of immediate and long-term actions as well as identified areas of needed information. Topics reported include An overview of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as Amended, and Its Application to Endangered SpeciesDredging Conflicts in Port Canaveral, Florida The sea turtles of the Kings Bay area the endangered species observer program associated with construction dredging of the St. Marys Entrance Ship Channel Canaveral Harbor entrance channel operational measures to protect sea turtles Radio Tagging of Sea Turtles.

Subject Categories:

  • Ecology
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE