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Main Title Results of Analysis of Prop Scar Damage at the Fort Desoto Aquatic Habitat Management Area 1992/1993. Action Plan Demonstration Project.
Author Ehringer, J. N. ; Wysong, J. ; Rimaldi, M. ; Chipman, P. ; Kirali, A. ;
CORP Author Hillsborough Community Coll., Tampa, FL.;Tampa Bay National Estuary Program, St. Petersburg, FL.
Publisher Aug 94
Year Published 1994
Report Number TBNEP-05-94;
Stock Number PB95-260840
Additional Subjects Sea grasses ; Marine propellers ; Ship motion ; Environmental monitoring ; Marine plants ; Habitats ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Environmental impacts ; Zoning ; Mapping ; Man environment interactions ; Florida ; Prop scarring ; Fort Desoto Aquatic Habitat Management Area ; Pinellas County(Florida) ; National Estuary Program
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB95-260840 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 47p
Pinellas County has designated an aquatic zone at the southern tip of the county as the Fort Desoto Wetlands and Aquatic Habitat Management Area. This aquatic zone has abundant meadows of seagrasses and is used extensively by recreational boaters and fishermen. Due to the number of boats that use the area there has been considerable damage done to the seagrasses by boat propellers. A monitoring period was established for a minimum of a 5 year period to determine the success or failure of the adopted restrictions. During this period aerial photography was performed on a quarterly basis for purpose of seagrass mapping. Digitization and photointerpretation of the aerials was performed to determine revegetation rates, additional damage or variations in seagrass communities.