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Aquatic Habitats Fact Sheet

  • Further information on Gulf of Maine habitats (PDF, 18.1 mb)
  • Further information on potential impacts from climate change
  • Information on fringing marshesMorgan, P. A., M. Dionne, R. MacKenzie, and L. Curci. 2005. Ecological functions and values of fringing salt marshes susceptible to oil spills in Casco Bay, Maine. Report submitted to the Maine Oil Spill Advisory Committee. 61 pp.Morgan, P., D. M. Burdick, and F. T. Short. 2009. The functions and values of fringing salt marshes in Northern New England, USA. Estuaries and Coasts 32: 483-495.
  • Restoration and tidal restrictionsMoore, G.E., D.M. Burdick, C.R. Peter, A. Leonard_Duarte, and M. Dionne. 2009. Regional assessment of tidal marsh restoration in New England using the restoration performance index. Final Report submitted to NOAA Restoration Center. 237 pp.
  • Eutrophication and seagrassLatimer, J.S., Rego, S.A., 2010. Empirical relationship between eelgrass extent and predicted watershed-derived nitrogen loading for shallow New England estuaries. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 90, 231-240.
  • Nitrogen inputsLatimer, J.S., Charpentier, M.A., 2010. Nitrogen inputs to seventy – four southern New England estuaries: application of a watershed nitrogen loading model. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 89, 125-136.

Click here to download the Aquatic Habitats Fact Sheet (5.3 MB)

Priority Indicators

Aquatic Habitats


Climate Change

Coastal Development