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Main Title The ecological condition of estuaries in the Gulf of Mexico /
Author J. K. Summers
CORP Author National Health and Environmental Effects Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL. Gulf Ecology Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1999
Report Number EPA 620-R-98-004
Stock Number PB2010-105760
OCLC Number 43751608
Subjects Estuarine health--Mexico, Gulf of. ; Mexico, Gulf of--Environmental conditions. ; Ecology. ; Gulf of Mexico.
Additional Subjects Ecology ; Estuaries ; Natural resources ; Gulf of Mexico ; Coasts ; Florida ; Alabama ; Mississippi ; Louisiana ; Texas ; Fishes ; Habitat ; Life cycle ; Environmental protection ; Recreation ; Transportation ; Water supply ; Monitoring ; Federal programs ; State prgrams ; Local programs
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHBD  EPA 620-R-98-004 CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 08/21/2012
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 620-R-98-004 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/29/2011
EJBD  EPA 620-R-98-004 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/29/2013
EKCD  EPA 620-R-98-004 2 copies CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 11/14/2018
ELBD  EPA 620-R-98-004 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 06/14/2010
EMAD  EPA/620/R-98/004 Region 6 Library/Dallas,TX 01/30/2009
EMAM  EPA-R-98-004 Region 6 Library/Dallas,TX 02/10/2020
NTIS  PB2010-105760 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 09/22/2010
Collation viii, 71 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
The Gulf of Mexico is a vast natural resource encompassing the coastal areas of western Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas, as well as a portion of Mexico. Many estuaries flow into the Gulf of Mexico and serve as nursery grounds for fish, habitat for a wide variety of wildlife, shipping routes, and a source of recreation. Estuarine-dependent species constitute more than 95 percent of the commercial fishery harvests from the Gulf of Mexico, and many important recreational fishery species depend on estuaries during some part of their life cycle. Gulf estuaries are diverse and productive ecosystems that provide a variety of valuable resources, including fish and shellfish, recreation, transportation, and water supply. Assessing the overall condition of Gulf of Mexico estuaries required incorporating data from other federal, state, and local monitoring programs to augment the information on ecological indicators collected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA) Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP). The resulting document would provide a synthesis of the available knowledge about the condition of Gulf of Mexico estuaries.
"July 1999." "EPA 620-R-98-004." Includes bibliographical references (pages 53-64).