The role of benthic communities in the health of Maryland's Coastal Bays

In collaboration with the University of Maryland's Cooperative Extension Service at the Wye Mills Research and Education Center, EcoCheck (NOAA - UMCES partnership) has produced a newsletter on the history and current trends of benthic communities in Maryland's Coastal Bays. Aquatic grasses and shellfish are important components of a healthy ecosystem because they provide a variety of ecosystem services, improve water quality, and are commercially valuable.


IAN Author(s)Caroline Donovan, Tim Carruthers, Bill Dennison
Date Published2007-02-02
Maryland Coastal Bays Science Communication Products and Report Cards
Location(s)Maryland Coastal Bays
Number of Pages4
Filesize3.6 MB
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