Western Australian Marine Science Institution
School of Science
Changes to the amount of light and burial by the deposition of suspended sediments are presumed to be major mechanisms by which dredging can impact seagrasses. This report presents findings from a controlled burial experiment that aimed to determine the effects of burial by sediments on the growth of two seagrass species found in the northwest of Western Australia (NW WA). The report provides guidance and protocols for the application of the research outputs (e.g. seagrass burial stress:response relationships, sub-lethal and lethal bio-indicators and thresholds) to the prediction, assessment, monitoring and management of dredging programs in NW WA...
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