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Title: Biological effects on a rubble-mound structure on the California coast
Authors: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Keywords: Sediments
Rubble-mound structures
California coast
Marine organism
Reef habitat
Wave exposure
Talus slope
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Coastal engineering technical note ; CETN-V-6.
Description: Technical note
Problem: Solutions to many pressing coastal problems require the construction of rubble-mound structures on our coastlines or in the nearshore zone. These structures, most commonly built on the unconsolidated sediments of the near-shore zone provide a new and diverse habitat for marine organisms that generally colonize reefs but do not inhabit sandy or muddy bottom areas. It has long been known that desirable reef habitat is created whenever new surfaces are introduced into the nearshore; however, the actual changes and the derived benefits have not been adequately described. A study of the rubble revetment on Rincon Island off the California coast provides some preliminary guidance for evaluating structures.
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