Monica Candal Presentation

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Published on February 6, 2008

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Determining Sites for Eelgrass Restoration in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island:  Determining Sites for Eelgrass Restoration in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island By: Monica Candal Slide3:  Is eelgrass restoration feasible in Narragansett Bay? Principal Questions:  Principal Questions Are Save the Bay restoration sites succeeding? Why or why not? Where are other potential restoration sites in Narragansett Bay? Presentation:  Presentation Context Current Transplant Evaluation Site Selection Parameters Methodology and Results for Each Parameter General Conclusions Study Area and Species:  Study Area and Species Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, USA Zostera marina East Passage West Passage Sakonnet River Greenwich Bay Mount Hope Bay Providence River Why is eelgrass important?:  Why is eelgrass important? Productivity in ecosystems Water clarity Quality of sediments Nutrient and carbon cycling Indicator species Why is eelgrass important?:  Why is eelgrass important? Productivity in ecosystems Water clarity Quality of sediments Nutrient and carbon cycling Indicator species Why is eelgrass important?:  Why is eelgrass important? Productivity in ecosystems Water clarity Quality of sediments Nutrient and carbon cycling Indicator species Why is eelgrass important?:  Why is eelgrass important? Productivity in ecosystems Water clarity Quality of sediments Nutrient and carbon cycling Indicator species Why is eelgrass important?:  Why is eelgrass important? Productivity in ecosystems Water clarity Quality of sediments Nutrient and carbon cycling Indicator species Eelgrass Depletion:  Eelgrass Depletion 1840-1980 1980-Present Eelgrass Depletion:  Eelgrass Depletion Reasons for eelgrass demise Wasting disease Poor water quality Factors Affecting Habitat Selection:  Factors Affecting Habitat Selection Light Sediment Depth Water velocity Past Restoration Research:  Past Restoration Research Chesapeake Bay Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Habitat Requirements and Restoration Targets: A Technical Synthesis Percent Light through the Water (PLW) Percent Light at the Leaf (PLL) Narragansett Bay Eelgrass Restoration Site Selection Model (NBERSSM) Monitoring Sites:  Monitoring Sites Slide17:  King’s Beach Eelgrass Survival:  Eelgrass Survival Chesapeake Model:  Chesapeake Model Model requires three inputs: Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen Total Suspended Solids Secchi Depth to derive Kd Data collected at transplant sites Chesapeake Model Results:  Chesapeake Model Results Save the Bay Model Methods:  Save the Bay Model Methods Using Short 2002, determined score for each parameter Multiplied parameter scores together 0 is unsuitable 2 is suitable 4 is extremely suitable Save the Bay Model Results:  Save the Bay Model Results Sediment Analysis:  Sediment Analysis McMaster data Interpolation based on three studies Depth Analysis:  Depth Analysis NOAA hydrographic data All sites below water within depth limit Velocity Analysis:  Velocity Analysis Tidal velocity calculation according to RI Sea Grant 1990-1999 data Optimal current velocity 10-100 cm/s Present Conclusions:  Present Conclusions Definitive conclusions based on any one model or parameter are not yet possible Current conditions in the bay inhibit determination of any optimal location Acknowledgements:  I would like to thank: Steve Hamburg, Don Pryor, Warren Prell, Sue Tuxbury, Marci Cole, Michelle Denault, Dave Murray, Lynn Carlson, Quebec-Labrador Foundation Acknowledgements

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