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Florida Data Fort Desoto(1)

Florida Data Fort Desoto(1)

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Published by: Charles Bennett on Mar 01, 2012
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FORT DESOTO. BEACH & SAND DUNES.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF SITE: Sandy beach, dune bars with vegetation, surrounds lagoon where sections are protected for nesting/wading birds. SOIL DESCRIPTION: Sandy, beige(sand colour) HUMAN ACTIVITY: Bird watching, fishing, sunbathing, grilled barbeques. QUADRAT SAMPLING:
Size 2m x 2m Quadrat Number: 1 2 3 Plant Identified: 10 8 8 Percentage Cover: 50% soil 50% vegetation 80% sand 20% vegetation 65% sand 35% vegetation

BIRD SURVEY:
Bird Species: Seagulls Osprey Pelican 30 1 2 Number:

ECOSYSTEM SERVICES:
Ecosystem Service: Provisioning services Regulatory services What provides this service and how? Food- fish in the sea, Ornamental resources provided by the sea Natural Hazard regulation – Beach acts as a natural buffer zone against hurricane & storm surges. Erosion regulation – Vegetation and sand help with absorbing wave energy that would otherwise reach human developments. Recreation & Tourism – 100s of people coming to

Cultural services

Supporting services

visit the stretch of beach, it cost $5 to enter the area by car. Provision for habitats - shallow water area which act as nursery for juvenile fish. Beach is used by migrant birds for nesting.

ANY OTHER DATA COLLECTED: Info for methods: Quadrat 1 – 20m from beach Quadrat 2 – 25m from beach Quadrat 3 – 35m from beach

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