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Main Title Summary of available information on Chesapeake Bay submerged vegetation /
Author Stevenson, J. Court. ; Confer., Nedra M.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Confer, Nedra M.,
CORP Author National Coastal Ecosystems Team (U.S.); Maryland Univ., Cambridge. Horn Point Environmental Labs.; Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, D.C. Office of Biological Services.; Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources, Annapolis.; Environmental Protection Agency, Annapolis, Md. Region 3 Chesapeake Bay Program.
Publisher The Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number PB285795
Stock Number PB 285795
OCLC Number 05705914
Subjects Aquatic plants--Chesapeake Bay (Md and Va) ; Aquatic plants--Maryland ; Chesapeake Bay (Md and Va) ; FLORA MARINHA
Additional Subjects Aquatic plants--Chesapeake Bay ; Aquatic plants--Maryland ; Chesapeake Bay ; Vegetation ; Plant ecology ; Submerging ; Swamps ; Bays(Topographic features) ; Sea grasses ; Plant nutrition ; Depth ; Estuaries ; Salinity ; Ocean temperature ; Substrates ; Morphology ; Water pollution ; Chemical properties ; Feeding stuffs ; Fisheries ; Water treatment ; Erosion control
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHBD  EPA 903/9-78-010 CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 11/24/2008
EJAD  EPA 903/9-78-010 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 05/30/2008
EJBM  QK165.S73 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/04/2005
EJDD  CB 00102 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 01/01/1988
NTIS  PB-285 795 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xxii, 335 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Submerged aquatic species tend to inhabit the shallow, shoreline areas of the Bay and its subestuaries, primarily limited to depths of three meters or less. Species vary as to salinity and temperature tolerances, morphology, preferred bottom substrate, susceptibility to chemical pollutants and general distribution. There are approximately eleven species of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) dominant in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Submerged aquatic flora constitutes the principal source of food for waterfowl and some fish; they provide direct or indirect food and shelter for many of the small host organisms that are eaten by fish and other predators. The spawning activities of certain organisms require SAV: they purify the water by removing various noxious substances and returning oxygen; they shade the underlying waters and sediments from solar heating; and they provide an important source of detritus. Submerged aquatics help stabilize sediments and reduce shoreline erosion.
"FWS/OBS-78/66." "Contract no. FWS 14-16-0008-2138." Bibliography: p. 283-335.