Conceptual diagram illustrating the elements that contribute towards a healthy lagoon that has a good balance of nutrient and biota, versus the elements of a eutrophic ecosystem, which includes increased sediment and nutrient from farming and industry, and creates for an unhealthy lagoon.

Healthy & eutrophic coastal lagoons

Conceptual diagram illustrating the elements that contribute towards a healthy lagoon that has a good balance of nutrient and biota, versus the elements of a eutrophic ecosystem, which includes increased sediment and nutrient from farming and industry, and creates for an unhealthy lagoon.

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Author(s)Jane Thomas
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2009-01-01
AlbumEcosystems > Coastal/Marine
TypeGraphic
PublicationShifting Sands: Environmental and cultural change in Maryland's Coastal Bays
Project(s)Maryland Coastal Bays Science Communication Products and Report Cards
Dimensions1000 x 1202
Filesize538 kB
Number of Downloads182
Filetype(s) PNG
LicenseAttribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Required AttributionJane Thomas, Integration and Application Network (ian.umces.edu/media-library)