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Ecosystem services related to oyster restoration
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Oysters and other molluscs in estuarine eco- systems provide services far beyond the mere top-down control of phytoplankton blooms, such as seston filtration, benthic-pelagic coupling, and creation of refugia from predation. Expand
Community Changes Associated with the Spread of an Introduced Seagrass, Zostera Japonica
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The changes in a benthic community associated with the ongoing spread of an introduced seagrass, Zosterajaponica, are examined by sampling transplanted seagRass plots and established Z. japonica patches of known ages. Expand
Shallow water as a refuge habitat for fish and crustaceans in non-vegetated estuaries: an example from Chesapeake Bay
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Since the recent demise of SAV in Chesapeake Bay, the results indicate many small species have shifted their distributions and now utilize primarily shallow water as an alternate refuge habitat. Expand
Comparative impacts of two major hurricane seasons on the Neuse River and western Pamlico Sound ecosystems.
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The data support the premise that, in shallow estuaries frequently disturbed by hurricanes, there can be relatively rapid recovery in water quality and biota, and benefit from the scouring activity of these storms. Expand
Importance of low salinity areas for juvenile blue crabs, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, in river-dominated estuaries of southeastern United States
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Lower salinity regions of the small, river-dominated estuaries of southeastern United States may be utilized as important nursery areas, may be associated with increased growth and reduced predation, and may represent a vital habitat for maintenance of local blue crab populations. Expand
HURRICANE EFFECTS ON WATER QUALITY AND BENTHOS IN THE CAPE FEAR WATERSHED: NATURAL AND ANTHROPOGENIC IMPACTS
In the summer of 1996, southeastern North Carolina, United States, was struck by two hurricanes, with the second (Hurricane Fran) doing considerably more damage than the first (Hurricane Bertha). TheExpand
Using transplanted oyster (Crassostrea virginica) beds to improve water quality in small tidal creeks: a pilot study
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It is demonstrated that small oyster reefs established and maintained in some small tributary channels can reduce TSS and chlorophyll a concentrations and that the magnitude of the effect may vary over the course of the tidal cycle. Expand
North and South Carolina Coasts
Abstract This coastal region of North and South Carolina is a gently sloping plain, containing large riverine estuaries, sounds, lagoons, and salt marshes. The most striking feature is the large,Expand
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