Habitats Affected: Water column, soft bottom, ocean hard bottom
Common Sources: Nourishment projects on ocean-facing beaches
- Partial or complete burial of nearby hard bottom areas with redistributed sediment
- Increased turbidity in water column
- Physical disturbance to mining (“borrow”) sites
- Direct mortality of important food resources for fish and shorebirds, including mole crabs, coquina clams and amphipods.
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