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Webinar: Connectivity processes in the Gulf of Mexico due to ocean circulation: impact on coastal ecosystems and their management

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Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 12:00

Wednesday, August 14, 2019. 12:00PM. Webinar: Connectivity processes in the Gulf of Mexico due to ocean circulation: impact on coastal ecosystems and their management. Matthieu Le Henaff, University of Miami. Sponsored by NOAA's Restore Science Program and National Ocean Service Science Seminar. More information here

 

The Gulf of Mexico hosts rich and productive coastal marine ecosystems, which are influenced by the specific Gulf oceanic processes. In particular, the Loop Current is a large-scale current whose effects on local ecosystems are poorly known. I will present results based on both observations and modeling, which illustrate some of the connectivity processes in the Gulf of Mexico and their impacts on coastal ecosystems. I will then discuss how these processes can be taken into account from an ecosystem management perspective, with examples in the Florida Keys and the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuaries.

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