Thoughts on the Treasure Sands Dredging

I have been asked by a number of people to comment on the Treasure Sands dredging project near Treasure Cay. The following thoughts are based on my observations and experience in similar systems.

Please note that my knowledge/expertise pertains to the ecology and biology of the existing dredged channel and the future dredging plans.  I understand that much of the controversy […]

By | 2017-12-01T14:02:31-05:00 August 18th, 2014|Categories: development, economy, EIAs, Mangroves and Creeks, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dock Fouling Communities Improve Water Quality

Our lab has just published a new paper on dock piling “fouling” communities.  In coastal ecosystems, one of the most important services that we value are the ability of filter feeding organisms (oysters, mussels, sponges, barnacles, etc.) to improve water quality.  By removing particles from the water, and depositing them in the form of excretion on the ocean bottom, […]

By | 2017-12-01T14:02:48-05:00 April 15th, 2014|Categories: development, economy, Mangroves and Creeks, pollution|1 Comment