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Management case study: Tampa Bay, Florida

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Abstract

Tampa Bay, Florida,USA, is a shallow,subtropical estuary that experienced severe cultural eutrophication between the 1940s and 1980s, a period when the human population of its watershed quadrupled. In response, citizen action led to the formation of a public- and private-sector partnership (the Tampa Bay Estuary Program), which adopted a number of management objectives to support the restoration and protection of the bay’s living resources. These included numeric chlorophyll a and water-clarity targets, as well as long-term goals addressing the spatial extent of sea grasses and other selected habitat types, to support estuarine-dependent faunal guilds.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Management case study: Tampa Bay, Florida
Volume 11
Year Published 2012
Language English
Publisher Academic Press
Contributing office(s) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description 45 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Other Government Series
Larger Work Title Treatise on estuarine and coastal science
First page 31
Last page 76
Country United States
State Florida
City Tampa Bay