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Title: Ecological effects of offshore dredging and beach nourishment: a review
Authors: University of Southern Mississippi
Thompson, John R.
Keywords: Offshore dredging
Beach nourishment
Coastal ecology
Beach zoning
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)) ; no. 1-73.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: A review of ecological effects of offshore dredging is presented, based on literature review and personal contacts, to provide a framework for determination of need for further knowledge. In general, little conerete effort aimed specifically at the determination of effects of offshore dredging was uncovered, although basic ecological works that are generally applicable are available. Much additional research of basic, but practical, orientation is needed to approach full understanding. Report shows that the beach may be divided into three zones on the basis of moisture and biota found, and describes the possible effects on these biota resulting from offshore dredging and deposition of sediments on a beach. Background descriptive material and impacts on both offshore dredged areas and nourished beaches, and suggestions for further research follow. A selected bibliography is included.
Rights: Approved for Public Release, Distribution is Unlimited
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