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Title: Biological effects of jetty construction on coastal marine communities
Authors: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Keywords: Jetty construction
Coastal marine communities
Motile invertebrates
Benthic infauna
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Coastal engineering technical note ; CETN-V-18.
Description: Technical note
Problem: Construction of jetties in the marine environment can result in two distinct persistent impacts on marine communities. The jetty structure itself provides habitat space for the development of attached fauna1 and floral communities, including associated motile invertebrates. This development of a reef-like community is generally viewed as a positive impact of jetty construction (see CETN-V-6); whereas the second impact, community changes of the benthic infauna, may be less desirable.
Appears in Collections:Technical Note - Section V Coastal Ecology

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