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Title: Determination of in situ biomass and energetics in seagrass beds on the west coast of Florida. Topical report, May 1982-January 1984

Abstract

The Gulf Coastal region of Florida supports extensive grass beds that almost continuously cover the shallow (1-5m) depths from Apalachicola Bay to Anclote Bay and in Tampa Bay. Attached and drift benthic seaweeds occur as well and may have higher energetic yields than the seagrasses. The shallow and continuous beds offer a possible source for plant biomass use in methane production, if sufficient material is available throughout the year and the energetics are high enough. Triweekly samplings at three sites around Tampa Bay and bimonthly samplings at four sites along the west coast of Florida showed highest biomass occurring during the spring through fall months. The available biomass of combined attached and drift seagrasses and seaweeds was lower than that predicted when compared with terrestrial crops. Naturally occurring seagrass and seaweed beds do not have sufficient biomass to justify harvesting for biogass production, although energetics levels are high.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
7091139
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 7091139
Report Number(s):
PB-93-146603/XAB
CNN: GRI-5080-323-0423
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; METHANE; BIOCONVERSION; SEAWEEDS; ALGAE; BIOMASS; COASTAL REGIONS; CROPS; FLORIDA; HARVESTING; METABOLISM; PREDICTION EQUATIONS; PRODUCTION; SUPPORTS; TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS; YIELDS; ALKANES; AQUATIC ORGANISMS; DEVELOPED COUNTRIES; ECOSYSTEMS; ENERGY SOURCES; EQUATIONS; HYDROCARBONS; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; NORTH AMERICA; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; PLANTS; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; USA 090900* -- Biomass Fuels-- Processing-- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Dawes, C.J. Determination of in situ biomass and energetics in seagrass beds on the west coast of Florida. Topical report, May 1982-January 1984. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Dawes, C.J. Determination of in situ biomass and energetics in seagrass beds on the west coast of Florida. Topical report, May 1982-January 1984. United States.
Dawes, C.J. Sun . "Determination of in situ biomass and energetics in seagrass beds on the west coast of Florida. Topical report, May 1982-January 1984". United States.
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abstractNote = {The Gulf Coastal region of Florida supports extensive grass beds that almost continuously cover the shallow (1-5m) depths from Apalachicola Bay to Anclote Bay and in Tampa Bay. Attached and drift benthic seaweeds occur as well and may have higher energetic yields than the seagrasses. The shallow and continuous beds offer a possible source for plant biomass use in methane production, if sufficient material is available throughout the year and the energetics are high enough. Triweekly samplings at three sites around Tampa Bay and bimonthly samplings at four sites along the west coast of Florida showed highest biomass occurring during the spring through fall months. The available biomass of combined attached and drift seagrasses and seaweeds was lower than that predicted when compared with terrestrial crops. Naturally occurring seagrass and seaweed beds do not have sufficient biomass to justify harvesting for biogass production, although energetics levels are high.},
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year = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1984},
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