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THE EFFECTS OF FISH WASTE NUTRIENT ENRICHMENT ON THALASSIA TESTUDINUM BANKS EX KÖNIG IN SARASOTA BAY, FLORIDA

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Title:
THE EFFECTS OF FISH WASTE NUTRIENT ENRICHMENT ON THALASSIA TESTUDINUM BANKS EX KÖNIG IN SARASOTA BAY, FLORIDA
Physical Description:
Book
Language:
English
Creator:
McCormick, Kyle
Publisher:
New College of Florida
Place of Publication:
Sarasota, Fla.
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Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Bachelor's ( B.A.)
Degree Grantor:
New College of Florida
Degree Divisions:
Natural Sciences
Area of Concentration:
Marine Biology
Faculty Sponsor:
Gilchrist, Sandra

Subjects

Genre:
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, territorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
Seagrass has numerous vital functions in marine ecosystems worldwide that range from binding substrate to providing food and shelter for fauna. However, seagrass loss is at a dangerously high rate across the globe. Anthropogenic factors such as dredging and pollution have caused seagrass beds to decline in recent years. The lack of methodical restoration efforts as well as the general variability of open ocean restorations has made restoration efforts difficult, but new emerging techniques and advances in technology give hope for improvement. In this experiment the use of nutrient enrichment to affect Thalassia testudinum colonization was studied in the New College bay front portion of Sarasota Bay. Eight coir mats, four of which were treated with fish waste, along with T. testudinum transplants were placed in the bay and sampled biweekly for 15 weeks. Although the nutrient enrichment was not observed to have any significant effect on seagrass colonization, future works related to this pilot study would benefit from focusing restoration efforts within prop scarred seagrass beds.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Kyle McCormick
Thesis:
Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2014
General Note:
RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
General Note:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
General Note:
Faculty Sponsor: Gilchrist, Sandra

Record Information

Source Institution:
New College of Florida
Holding Location:
New College of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Resource Identifier:
Classification:
S.T. 2014 M436
System ID:
AA00024772:00001

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