Recovery from the impact of light reduction on the seagrass Amphibolis griffithii, insights for dredging management.

  title={Recovery from the impact of light reduction on the seagrass Amphibolis griffithii, insights for dredging management.},
  author={Kathryn McMahon and Paul Lavery and Michael Mulligan},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  volume={62 2},
A large-scale, manipulative experiment was conducted to examine the extent and rate of recovery of meadows of the temperate Australian seagrass, Amphibolis griffithii to different light-reduction scenarios typical of dredging operations, and to identify potential indicators of recovery from light reduction stress. Shade cloth was used to mimic different intensities, durations and start times of light reduction, and then was removed to assess the recovery. The meadow could recover from 3 months… CONTINUE READING

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