Ecological characterization of the Florida springs coast: Pithlachascotee to Waccasassa Rivers

Wolfe, Steven H. and Noss, Reed E. and Reidenauer, Jeffrey A. and Flannery, Michael S. and Bland, Michael J. (1990) Ecological characterization of the Florida springs coast: Pithlachascotee to Waccasassa Rivers. Washington DC, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Biological Report, 90(21))

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Abstract

This report covers the upper coast of west-central Florida. This region includes the drainage basins and nearshore waters of the west coast of Florida between, but not including, the Anclote River basin and the Suwannee River basin. The name Springs Coast wash chosen because this area contains a multitude of springs, both named and too small or inaccessible to have been names. Much of the area is karstic limestone. Most recognizable among the springs are the famous Crystal river, Weeki Wachee, and Homosassa. This territory includes large expanses of marsh and wetland and, along its shores, the southern end of the largest area of seagrass beds in the state -- the Florida Big Bend Seagrass Beds preserve. It also possesses numerous spring-fed rivers and streams along the coast, whose constant discharges provide unique, relatively stable estuarine environments. This document is a summary of the available information on the Springs Coast area of Florida, for use by planners, developers, regulatory authorities, and other interested parties. An understanding of the factors affecting their plans and the possibly unexpected impacts of their actions on others will, it is hoped, promote intelligent development in areas capable of supporting it. We have tried to provide a clear, coherent picture of what is currently known about how the physical, chemical, and biological factors of the environment interact. (343 pp.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Ecological characterization of the Florida springs coast: Pithlachascotee to Waccasassa Rivers
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Wolfe, Steven H.
Noss, Reed E.
Reidenauer, Jeffrey A.
Flannery, Michael S.
Bland, Michael J.
Series Name: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Biological Report
Number: 90(21)
Date: 1990
Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Place of Publication: Washington DC
Uncontrolled Keywords: Springs; Florida; ecology
Subjects: Ecology
Biology
Limnology
Environment
Item ID: 172
Depositing User: Stephanie Haas
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2008 14:41
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 22:28
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/172

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