Coastal Lagoons

8 Other coastal lagoon - like systems In the first sentence of this book I pointed
out that the term lagoon is used to identify two rather distinct natural features , the
coastal lagoon described in the foregoing pages and the lagoon enclosed by a ...

Author: R. S. K. Barnes

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521299459

Category: Nature

Page: 106

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This book reviews the origin, development, morphology, environment and ecology of the world's coastal lagoons. There are particularly extensive series of lagoons - areas of salt or brackish water separated from the adjacent sea by a low-lying sand or shingle barrier - along the eastern and Gulf of Mexico coasts of the USA, in Mexico itself, in Brazil, West Africa, Natal, southern and eastern India, south-west and south-east Australia, Alaska, Siberia and around the shores of the Mediterranean, southern Baltic, Black and Caspian Seas. In several of these areas they support important fisheries. This book summarises what is known of the formation and fate of lagoons, the lagoonal environment, lagoonal ecology, the strategies of lagoonal species, the human use of lagoons, besides containing a general introduction and a section on methods for the study of coastal lagoons.

Principles of Hydraulic Management of Coastal Lagoons for Aquaculture and Fisheries

Second , the ocean is the source of much of the biota of lagoons , particularly
larval forms which colonize lagoons . Third , over temporal scales longer than
that of lunar tides , the lagoon tends to rise and fall in concert with the coastal
ocean ...

Author: John M. Miller

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251029923

Category: Aquacultural engineering

Page: 88

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This document is prepared for fisheries biologists, managers and administrators concerned with lagoon fisheries and aquaculture. Our main objective is to draw attention to the need for greater understanding of relationships between the hydraulics and productivity of lagoon fish and shellfish. The fishery yields from lagoons vary widely, and, probably, predictably, once such relationships are understood. Furthermore, the productivities of many lagoons could probably be enhanced by hydraulic manipulations, but the hydraulic manipulation is presently risky, except in dystrophic lagoons. The document includes a description of lagoon physics, how hydraulics are likely linked to lagoon productivity, how lagoons might be expected to respond to hydraulic alterations, and a protocol for physical investigations. This latter is a necessary step to protect as well as enhance fisheries and aquaculture resources in lagoons, which are especially vulnerable to degradation and overexploitation.

Coastal Lagoons

Kjerfve, B., Coastal lagoons, in Coastal Lagoon Processes, Kjerfve, B., Ed.,
Elsevier Oceanographic Series 60, Elsevier, New York, 1994, 1. 2. Kjerfve, B.,
Comparative oceanography of coastal lagoons, in Estuarine Variability, Wolfe,
D.A., Ed., ...

Author: I. Ethem Gonenc

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 020349332X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

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Coastal Lagoons: Ecosystem Processes and Modeling for Sustainable Use and Development describes the concepts, models, and data needed to design and implement management programs for long-term sustainability of coastal lagoons. Based on a project conducted under the auspices of NATO-CCMS, the book provides information and methodologies essential for

Coastal lagoons

Author: Pierre Lasserre

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Coastal ecology

Page: 462

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International Symposium on Coastal Lagoons Bordeaux France 8 14 September 1981

ANNEX III QUESTIONS FOR PANEL DISCUSSION I SCIENTFIC ASPECTS 1 )
Are coastal lagoon systems more productive than other coastal areas , such as
estuaries and deltas , or continental shelves ? Are the 2 ) Do coastal lagoons
export ...

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Category: Coastal ecology

Page: 56

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Factors Controlling Algal Abundance in Shallow Coastal Lagoons

and phosphorus supply rates and ratios where each nutrient is limiting to natural
communities of algae from coastal lagoons . The effect of temperature , irradiance
, and day length on individual species or groups of algae has been established ...

Author: Peggy Fong

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Algae

Page: 326

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Water Quality Control Policy for Coastal Lagoons in San Diego County and Southeast Orange County

2 STATEMENT OF WATER QUALITY CONTROL POLICY FOR COASTAL
LAGOONS OF.

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Category: Coastal zone management

Page: 56

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Significant Coastal Lagoon Systems in the South Island New Zealand

Introduction This report concerns the nature of coastal inlet and lagoon barrier
processes occurring predominantly on ... about estuaries ) , very little is known
about coastal lagoons , despite their significant conservation and other values .

Author: Robert Miller Kirk

Publisher:

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Category: Coasts

Page: 47

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Workshop on Tropical Coastal Lagoon Ecosystems

... Sweden SESSION I Country Reports Chairman: Dr M.A.K. Ngoile Ms I.D.
Ujoodha Country Report from Mauritius: The Coastal Area Mr A. Khadun
Ecological Research in the Coastal Lagoons of the Republic of Seychelles Dr
M.A.K. Ngoile ...

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Category: Coastal ecology

Page: 281

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Sediments and the Environment of Deposition in a Coastal Lagoon

The Pacific coast of northern Baja California 18 an area of high hinterlands and
low rainfall , and coastal lagoons develop behind bay barriers at the mouths of
river valleys . San Miguel Lagoon 18 a barred coastal lagoon at a river mouth
and ...

Author: Harris B. Stewart

Publisher:

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Category: Lagoons

Page: 710

View: 406


Physical and Biogenic Sedimentary Structures of a Recent Coastal Lagoon

Warme , 1969 , Mugu Lagoon , coastal southern California : origin , sediments ,
and productivity , in Ayala - Castenares , A . , and Phleger , F . B . , ( ed . ) :
Coastal lagoons , a symposium , Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico , p .

Author: Kevin T. Biddle

Publisher:

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Category: Geology

Page: 230

View: 296


Coastal Lagoons a Symposium

5 :321-325.- Collman, J. M.; Gagliano, S. M. and Webb, J. E. 1964. "Minor
sedimentary structures in a prograding distributary." Marine Geol. 1:240-258.
Doering, J. A. 1956. "Review of Quartenary surface formations of Gulf Coastal
Plain." Bull.

Author: Agustín Ayala-Castañares

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Coasts

Page: 686

View: 286


Coastal Lagoons

Dynamic and productive ecosystems, coastal lagoons play an important role in local economies and often bear the brunt of coastal development, agricultural, and urban waste, overuse from fisheries, aquaculture, transportation, energy ...

Author: Michael J. Kennish

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420088319

Category: Computers

Page: 568

View: 498

Dynamic and productive ecosystems, coastal lagoons play an important role in local economies and often bear the brunt of coastal development, agricultural, and urban waste, overuse from fisheries, aquaculture, transportation, energy production, and other human activities. The features that make coastal lagoons vital ecosystems underline the importance of sound management strategies for long-term environmental and resource sustainability. Written by an internationally renowned group of contributors, Coastal Lagoons: Critical Habitats of Environmental Change examines the function and structure of coastal lagoonal ecosystems and the natural and anthropogenic drivers of change that affect them. The contributors examine the susceptibility of coastal lagoons to eutrophication, the indicators of eutrophic conditions, the influences of natural factors such as major storms, droughts and other climate effects, and the resulting biotic and ecosystem impairments that have developed worldwide. They provide detailed descriptions of the physical-chemical and biotic characteristics of diverse coastal lagoonal ecosystems, and address the environmental factors, forcing features, and stressors affecting hydrologic, biogeochemical, and trophic properties of these important water bodies. They also discuss the innovative tools and approaches used for assessing ecological change in the context of anthropogenically- and climatically-mediated factors. The book investigates the biogeochemical and ecological responses to nutrient enrichment and other pollutants in lagoonal estuaries and compares them to those in other estuarine types. With editors among the most noted international scholars in coastal ecology and contributors who are world-class in their fields, the chapters in this volume represent a wide array of studies on natural and anthropogenic drivers of change in coastal lagoons located in different regions of the world. Although a significant number of journal articles on the subject can be found in the literature, this book provides a single-source reference for coastal lagoons within the arena of the global environment.

Coastal Lagoons in Europe

This is partly due to climate change impacts (for example, sea-level rise and hydro-meteorological extreme events) but also due to more direct human activities and pressures.

Author: Geoffrey D. Gooch

Publisher: IWA Publishing

ISBN: 1780406282

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Lagoons represent nearly 13% of the shoreline globally and around 5% in Europe. Coastal lagoons are shallow water bodies separated from the ocean by a barrier (e.g., narrow spit), connected at least intermittently to the ocean by one or more restricted inlets, and usually geographically oriented parallel to the shore-line. Coastal lagoons are flexible and usually able to cope with environmental change, yet nowadays they are under threat. This is partly due to climate change impacts (for example, sea-level rise and hydro-meteorological extreme events) but also due to more direct human activities and pressures. The book focuses on addressing these challenges through integrated management strategies seen in a land-sea and science-stakeholder-policy perspective. Pan-European management challenges are seen from the context of the perspectives of Policy, Environment and Modelling. Four case study lagoons in different geographical locations in Europe provide examples of some of the practical experiences and results around these challenges. Possible impacts on drainage basins and lagoons are introduced through integrated scenarios which were developed through a multi-science and land-lagoon science perspective combined with interactions and contributions from stakeholders and citizens. Issues around climate change impacts on environmental conditions in both drainage basins and lagoons are also included. The book derives from a collaborative EC-funded project entitled 'Integrated Water Resources and Coastal Zone Management in European Lagoons in the Context of Climate Change' comprising nine partner institutes with a wide diversity in the scientific disciplines covered. Editors: Ana I. Lillebo, University of Aveiro, Portugal; Per Stalnacke, Bioforsk, Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research, Norway; Geoffrey D. Gooch, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK

Coastal Geomorphology

progressively seaward . This sequence can be reversed by a relative rise of sea
level if fluvial discharge and sediment yield remain unchanged . COASTAL
LAGOONS Coastal lagoons are areas of relatively shallow water that have been
partly ...

Author: Eric C. F. Bird

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471899778

Category: Science

Page: 344

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Gives a comprehensive treatment of coastal evolution and dynamics, providing background for the study of coastal landforms and how and why they are changing, with up to date information, world-wide coverage of examples, numerous illustrations and extensive references to the scientific literature. It gives a systematic approach to the subject of coastal geomorphology, dealing with the shaping of landforms, the changing levels of land and sea, the array of coastal processes that have influenced the shaping of landforms and the changes that are taking place on them. It analyses the causes of erosion and accretion on sectors of the coastline and examines the factors that have contributed to these, preparing the way for management strategies. The book includes discussions on the effects that human activities have had on coasts and their continuing contribution to coastal landform changes.

Conceptual Models of Australia s Estuaries and Coastal Waterways

The quantity of freshwater input can vary seasonally , depending on regional
climatic conditions , however is , by definition , very low in coastal lagoons . Many
coastal lagoons lack distinct river or creek channels , and receive freshwater from
 ...

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Category: Coastal zone management

Page: 135

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Proceedings of the 8th International Coastal Symposium ICS 2004 Itajai Itapema Santa Catarina Brazil 14 to 19 March 2004

Temporal Dynamic of the Dissolved Nutrients and the Eutrophization Processes
in a Southern Brazilian Coastal Lagoon , Conceição Lagoon A. Fonseca and
E. S. Braga Instituto Oceanográfico Universidade de São Paulo São Paulo ...

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Coastal Lagoons

This book reviews the geology, characteristics and diversity of coastal lagoons.

Author: Carole Snyder

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781536102864

Category:

Page: 105

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The term lagoon is derived from the Italian laguna, which originally referred to the waters around Venice but currently denotes a variety of geomorphologically and ecologically defined systems, including atoll lagoons and coastal lagoons. While the former are restricted to tropical latitudes, coastal lagoons are common features of the coasts of all continents, occurring, as they do, along about 13 percent of the worlds shorelines. This book reviews the geology, characteristics and diversity of coastal lagoons.

Coastal Lagoon Eutrophication and ANaerobic Processes C L E AN

This multidisciplinary volume comprehensively reviews our current knowledge of the effects of urban, industrial and agricultural pollution on the biology of shallow coastal marine lagoons.

Author: Pierre Caumette

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400917449

Category: Science

Page: 226

View: 729

This multidisciplinary volume comprehensively reviews our current knowledge of the effects of urban, industrial and agricultural pollution on the biology of shallow coastal marine lagoons. All the authors are internationally recognized authorities and have had many years of experience in their respective fields. The major strength of this volume is that it integrates several fields of research including biogeochemistry, marine microbiology, marine algology and marine zoology. By adopting such a strategy the reader is provided with a clear insight of the key processes involved in lagoon eutrophication and dystrophy and their impact on the different biological communities which live in such environments. This book will therefore provide an essential reference work for environmental biologists, ecologists, microbiologists and those involved in the management and commercial exploitation of these economically important ecosystems.

Coastal Lagoons

Although a significant number of journal articles on the subject can be found in the literature, this book provides a single-source reference for coastal lagoons within the arena of the global environment.

Author: Michael J. Kennish

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781138111844

Category: Computers

Page: 568

View: 681

Dynamic and productive ecosystems, coastal lagoons play an important role in local economies and often bear the brunt of coastal development, agricultural, and urban waste, overuse from fisheries, aquaculture, transportation, energy production, and other human activities. The features that make coastal lagoons vital ecosystems underline the importance of sound management strategies for long-term environmental and resource sustainability. Written by an internationally renowned group of contributors, Coastal Lagoons: Critical Habitats of Environmental Change examines the function and structure of coastal lagoonal ecosystems and the natural and anthropogenic drivers of change that affect them. The contributors examine the susceptibility of coastal lagoons to eutrophication, the indicators of eutrophic conditions, the influences of natural factors such as major storms, droughts and other climate effects, and the resulting biotic and ecosystem impairments that have developed worldwide. They provide detailed descriptions of the physical-chemical and biotic characteristics of diverse coastal lagoonal ecosystems, and address the environmental factors, forcing features, and stressors affecting hydrologic, biogeochemical, and trophic properties of these important water bodies. They also discuss the innovative tools and approaches used for assessing ecological change in the context of anthropogenically- and climatically-mediated factors. The book investigates the biogeochemical and ecological responses to nutrient enrichment and other pollutants in lagoonal estuaries and compares them to those in other estuarine types. With editors among the most noted international scholars in coastal ecology and contributors who are world-class in their fields, the chapters in this volume represent a wide array of studies on natural and anthropogenic drivers of change in coastal lagoons located in different regions of the world. Although a significant number of journal articles on the subject can be found in the literature, this book provides a single-source reference for coastal lagoons within the arena of the global environment.