Macroalgae as a bioindicator for water quality on artificial reefs in the Florida Panhandle

It is key to understand the role of macroalgae on shallow artificial reefs as the amount of primary productivity is substantially significant from high light
levels and possible increased nutrient inputs as these artificial reefs are closer inshore.
Study Focus
The ambient water quality surrounding artificial reefs.
Identify species of free-floating or attached macroalgae on the reef.
The chlorophyll-a,b,& c concentrations of the algae.
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Abstract/Description: It is key to understand the role of macroalgae on shallow artificial reefs as the amount of primary productivity is substantially significant from high light levels and possible increased nutrient inputs as these artificial reefs are closer inshore. Study Focus The ambient water quality surrounding artificial reefs. Identify species of free-floating or attached macroalgae on the reef. The chlorophyll-a,b,& c concentrations of the algae.
Subject(s): Bioindicators
Undergraduate Research
Microalgae
Water quality
Florida Panhandle