Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog
RECORD NUMBER: 6 OF 6
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|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,|
|Report Number||EPA 620-R-98-004|
|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|
|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).