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Main Title Biology and propagation of Zostera marina, eelgrass, in Chesapeake Bay, Virginia
Author Orth, Robert J. ; Moore, Kenneth A.
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Author Title of a Work
Moore, Kenneth A.
CORP Author Virginia Inst. of Marine Science, Gloucester Point.;Environmental Protection Agency, Annapolis, MD. Chesapeake Bay Program.
Publisher Virginia Institute of Marine Science of the College of William and Mary,
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA 600/3-82-090; 265; EPA-R-805953
Stock Number PB83-116400
OCLC Number 17502523
Subjects Plant propagation ; Grasses--Seeds ; Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)
Additional Subjects Plant reproduction ; Sea grasses ; Chesapeake Bay ; Plant growth ; Seasonal variations ; Nutrients ; Survival ; Fertilizers ; Trends ; Tests ; Comparison ; Virginia ; Tables(Data) ; Zostera marina ; Eelgrass
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 600/3-82-090 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 10/25/1996
EJDD  CB 00663 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 10/27/1995
NTIS  PB83-116400 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation viii, 187 p. ; 28 cm.
Basic biological aspects related to the growth and propagation of eelgrass in the lower Chesapeake Bay were studied in a series of six experiments designed to reveal information on seasonal aspects of standing crops, reproduction, transplanting and spontaneous revegetation in denuded areas, and growth of eelgrass seedlings under laboratory conditions of increased nutrient enrichment. Data analysis revealed distinct seasonal trends in the growth cycle of eelgrass. Transplantation of eelgrass plugs in the fall insures greater survivability than doing so in other seasons. The primary method of revegetation by Ruppia sp. and Zostera sp. seems to be by lateral growth from adjacent unimpacted areas. The addition of a balanced formulation of fertilizer stimulates the growth of eelgrass under laboratory conditions.
Includes bibliographical references.