Category Archives: coastal ecology
Pic of a Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) breaching during cooperative hunting activity; May River, Beaufort County, South Carolina. Amazing.
Fourth and final post on coastal habitat characterization for the Northwest Atlantic: salt marshes. Provides a starting point for a more detailed narrative and application of modifiers. All factors used here are after Knox (2001) and Bertness (2007): 1) Marsh maturity young … Continue reading
Apart from artificial reefs, could not find substantive information on other types of infrastructure in general texts on coastal ecology; so for this post relying on a recent review paper, and the perspectives of contributers to Sea Grant databases. Characterization … Continue reading
Second post on coastal habitat characterization, specific to the Northwest Atlantic. Rocky coasts were outlined in part one. Here, soft-sediment shores: 1) Type/Community (Raffaelli, 1996; Mann, 2000; Bertness, 2007) reflective beach (steep slope, coarse sand, low wave energy) intermediate beach (moderate or … Continue reading
The Darwin Core metadata standard has an “Event” class (an action with defined spatiotemporal dimensions) with the element “habitat,” which is reserved for a “category or description of the habitat in which the Event occurred.” For standards-compliance I need to identify a … Continue reading