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Main Title Physical Impacts to Habitats in Tampa Bay.
Author Wade, D. ; Janicki, A. ;
CORP Author Coastal Environmental, Inc., St. Petersburg, FL.;Tampa Bay National Estuary Program, St. Petersburg, FL.
Publisher May 94
Year Published 1994
Report Number T-91-14; TBNEP-03-93;
Stock Number PB95-260774
Additional Subjects Environment inpacts ; Man environment impacts ; Tampa Bay ; Dredging ; Dredged materials ; Waste disposal ; Filling ; Urbanization ; Sea walls ; Channelization ; Canals ; Marinas ; Harbor facilities ; Marine propellers ; Ship motion ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Habitats ; Coastal areas ; Prop scarring ; National Estuary Program
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB95-260774 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 150p
The objective of this project was to identify, quantify, and map the physical impacts to the habitats of the Tampa Bay estuary. Many human activities have reduced or degraded a variety of bay habitats. The activities causing physical impacts included dredging of navigational channels, marinas and port facilities; dredge spoil disposal; filling of bay bottom for urban development; and the construction of seawalls and finger canals. As in other shallow estuaries that are heavily used by both commercial and recreational boaters, habitat damage due to prop scarring has occurred.