Pre-construction coral survey of the M/V Wellwood grounding site April 23-24, 2002
Corporate Authors:United States, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management., Marine Sanctuaries Division.
Keywords:Coral Reef Conservation
Stranding Of Ships
Coral Reef Conservation/Florida/Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
Corals/Habitat/Florida/Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
Restoration Ecology/Florida/Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
Stranding Of Ships/Environmental Aspects/Florida/Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
Series:Marine sanctuaries conservation series ; MSD-03-1
Description:"This report documents abundance and cover for selected elements of the benthic coral reef assemblage at the site of the 1984 grounding of the M/V Wellwood Molasses Reef, Florida Keys. The purpose of the effort was to establish a pre-construction baseline before the installation of reef modules at the site. The installation process is intended to stabilize fractured substrates that were recently exposed by storm impacts, and to provide three-dimensional relief in order to enhance reef community recovery. It is hoped that the restoration effort will result in a biological assemblage with the character of the transition community that would exist there had the incident not occurred (...)"
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