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Main Title Survey of Potential Marsh Dieback Sites in Coastal Massachusetts.
Author J. P. Smith ; M. Carullo
CORP Author Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management, Boston.; Environmental Protection Agency/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Team on Near Coastal Waters, Rockville, MD.
Year Published 2007
Report Number NOAA-NA06NOS4190151; EPA/CE97102001
Stock Number PB2014-104200
Additional Subjects Coastal regions ; Wetlands ; Aquatic plants ; Plants(Botany) ; Vegetation ; Biotic agents ; Sulfide ; Drought ; Hypersalinity ; Soil acidification ; Physicochemical conditions ; Recommendations ; Perennial marsh grass ; Dieback areas ; Barataria and Terrebonne Basins
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2014-104200 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 07/30/2014
Collation 25p
During the summer of 2006, staff from the Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program (MBNEP) and the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) surveyed 25 sites in coastal Massachusetts where previous anecdotal reports had indicated the occurrence of marsh dieback. A survey form was developed to qualitatively assess conditions. Most sites were on Cape Cod, with a small scattering of sites on the South Shore and one north of Boston. Sites in Wellfleet Bay exhibited signs of recently dead and dying plants with no immediately evident source of stressors. A number of sites exhibited unvegetated areas where salt marsh vegetation may have occurred in past years, but in 2006, existing vegetation appeared healthy and no recently dead or dying vegetation was observed. Some sites appeared to exhibit minor effects from identifiable stressors from a combination of anthropogenic sources and physical conditions. This report includes 14 recommendations for future efforts for continued investigations and observations.