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Impacts of bottom trawling on a deep-water Oculina coral ecosystem off Florida

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Date Issued:
2007
Title: Impacts of bottom trawling on a deep-water Oculina coral ecosystem off Florida.
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Name(s): Reed, John K., creator
Koenig, Christopher C., creator
Shepard, Andrew N., creator
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 2007
Publisher: Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami
Extent: 17 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3172092 (digitool), FADT3172092 (IID), fau:5655 (fedora)
Note(s): In the 1970s, the Oculina reefs were teeming with large spawning aggregations of grouper and snapper. By the early 1990s, commercial and recreational fishing had decimated the fish populations, and the coral had been severely impacted by bottom trawling for rock shrimp. Historical photographic transects, taken in the 1970s with the Johnson-Sea-Link submersibles, provide crucial evidence of the status and health of the reefs prior to heavy fishing and trawling activities. Quantitative analyses of photographic images by point count reveal drastic loss of live coral cover between 1975 and 2001.
This manuscript is available at http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/bms and may be cited as: Reed, J. K., Koenig, C. C., & Shepard, A. N. (2007). Impacts of bottom trawling on a deep-water Oculina coral ecosystem off Florida. Bulletin of Marine Science, 81(3): 481-496.
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #1639.
Subject(s): Coral reef ecology
Coral reef ecology --Florida
Trawls and trawling --Environmental aspects
Fishing
Oceanographic submersibles
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FCLA/DT/3172092
Restrictions on Access: ©2007 Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami
Host Institution: FAU