Reducing Nutrient Impacts to Coastal Ecosystems
A delicate balance of nutrients in estuaries and coastal waters is essential for maintaining healthy and productive ecosystems. Fish need oxygen to survive, but high levels of nutrients in waterways can decrease the amount of oxygen available to fish and other aquatic organisms. Unfortunately, some sources of excess nutrients are man-made like polluted run-off, failing septic systems, and atmospheric deposition (nutrients deposited from the air). To maintain a healthy balance of vital nutrients in our ecosystems, the Gulf of Mexico Alliance is focusing on four key areas: nutrient characterization, nutrient criteria development, hypoxia, and nutrient reduction strategies.
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Training Reducing Nutrient Impacts to Coastal Ecosystems workshops address this priority issue.
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