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Seagrass Publications

This section contains selected seagrass-related documents that are available for download.



Seagrass Integrated Mapping and Monitoring Report No. 1 (2013)

This report describes the status and trends of seagrass communities in estuaries and nearshore waters of Florida.

Seagrass Communities of the Gulf Coast of Florida: Status and Ecology (2004)

This document provides an up-to-date synthesis of research involving the ecology, biology, and management of gulf coast seagrasses.

Conserving Florida's Seagrass Resources: Developing a Coordinated Statewide Management Program (2003)

This non-technical planning document is intended to provide a conceptual framework for the development of a coordinated, statewide seagrass management initiative, while recognizing, supporting, and building on the accomplishments of local programs.

Florida Seagrass Manager's Toolkit (2003)

This toolkit is written for resource managers, other professionals directly involved in seagrass management, and for decision-makers and citizens who have an interest in the subject.

Scarring of Florida's Seagrass: Assessment and Management Options (1995)

Propeller scarring has become one of the fastest growing types of marine habitat degradation caused by motor boats traveling in waters shallower than the draft of the vessel. To document the extent of the problem, a statewide assessment was completed.

The Ecology of Seagrass Meadows of the West Coast of Florida: A Community Profile (1989)

This report, covering the seagrass community of the Florida Gulf of Mexico coastline from south of Tampa Bay to Pensacola, was published by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1989.

Proceedings of the Symposium on Subtropical—Tropical Seagrasses of the Southeastern United States, 1985 (1987)

Proceedings from the August 12, 1985 Symposium on Subtropical-Tropical Seagrasses of the Southeastern United States held in Gainseville, Florida.

The Ecology of the Seagrasses of South Florida: A Community Profile (1982)

This report, covering the seagrass community of south Florida from Biscayne Bay on the east to Tampa Bay on the west, was published by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1982.


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