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Abstract

We undertook this study in an effort to quantify the abundance of macroalgae in Great Bay Estuary and to describe the dominant species composition and distribution in the Estuary. Based on previous research in the Estuary, we developed a three-part research approach. In the first approach, percent cover and biomass data were collected by species/genus on permanent transects at four intertidal sites at four different times of year. The second approach tested the possibility of using random sampling to collect data that were more representative of the entire Estuary over a 1-month time period. In the third research approach, isotope tracing was used to investigate the contributions of different nitrogen sources to macroalgae collected from 20 sites dispersed throughout the Estuary.

Publication Date

5-2014

Publisher

Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership

Document Type

Report

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