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Coastal & Estuarine Science News (CESN)

Coastal & Estuarine Science News (CESN) is a free electronic publication providing brief summaries of select articles from the journal Estuaries & Coasts that emphasize management applications of scientific findings.

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2018 July

     Mitigations by Westlands Worldwide
     Fish Forays Into Seagrass
     Do Freshwater Diversions Benefit Wetlands?
     Tracking the Wild Horseshoe Crab

2018 May

182 Years of Change in Narragansett Bay
Regime Shifts Prevent Seagrass Recovery
Defining Nearshore Nurseries
Modeling Coastal Flood Hazards

2018 March

Do Seagrass Meadows Provide Refuge from Acidification?
Assessing Fish Responses to Drought
Living Shorelines’ Benthic Benefits
Blue Carbon in Tampa Bay

2018 January

Phragmites May Hatch More Male Terrapins
Chesapeake Marsh Area Remains Constant
Effects of Shoreline Stabilization
Horseshoe Crab Haven?

2017 November

Healthy Oyster Reefs, Healthy Sediment
Bulkheads No Good for Birds
Bad News for Bay's Aquatic Vegetation
Open the Gates for Fish

2017 September

Building Better Bridges for Scientists and Managers
All Shoreline Armoring Not Created Equal
SAVs Serve As Spawning Substrate
Tracking the Endangered Delta Smelt

2017 August 

Shade from Docks Can Slow Down Spartina
Good News for the Everglades is Bad News for Lobsters
Nesting Terns Caught in the Middle
Scarring, Then Recovery, for Chesapeake Bay's Seagrass

2017 July 

Terrapin Territory Terminated?
A “Red Light” for Blue Crabs
Effects of Land Use and Shoreline Hardening on Estuarine Species
National Estuarine Research Reserves: The Gold Standard?

2017 May

Looking for Louisiana Hot Spots
Oyster Reefs Form a Line of Defense Against Marsh Loss
When Fresh Water and Rising Seas Collide
Eyes on the Storm

2017 March

How do Floodgates Rate?
Sediment Loading and Coral Reef Ecosystem Services
Sculpins, Oysters Impaired by Hypoxia
For New England Coastal Marshes, the Future is Here

2017 January

Ocean Acidification at the "Fattening Line"
For Northern Spartina, Global Climate Change May Mimic a Move South
Better than Ever
Learning While Doing

2016 December

Investigating Invasive Introductions 
Good News So Far in a Danish Estuary 
Grand Reopening
A Diversity of Diversities 

2016 July

Eelgrass to the Rescue!
Seagrass Restoration: The Angling Angle
Grow with the Flow
Clam-oring for Nutrient Cycling Info?

2016 June

Some SAV Can Save Itself
Crustacean Perturbation
Plumbing a Carbon Sink
Disappearing Wetlands

2016 April

Sand and Sandy
Fishing for Data
Rising Seas Threaten Arctic Native Heritage Site 
Seeking Clarity on Water Turbidity in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta 

2016 January

When Seagrass is Scarce, Can Fringing Marsh Fill the Gap? 
Australian Fish Ride the Tide 
Wetlands Loss in the Pacific Northwest and Salmon Density-Dependence 
Building the Data Infrastructure of the Future 

2015 November

Keeping the Pressure on in Chesapeake Bay
Red Drum and Spotted Seatrout (Come and) Go with the Flow
The Future Is Now in New England
Deep Trouble for Pools?

2015 September

What Does Recovery from Eutrophication Look Like?
Wrack Line Inverts Impacted by Shoreline Armoring in Puget Sound
Migratory Waterbirds Respond to Habitat Shifts in Yangtze
Managing Marshes in the Face of Climate Change

2015 July

Blue Crabs Cross State Lines to Spawn Offshore
Unintended Consequences of Ditch Plugging
Sweeping the Beach Clean
Getting Savvy about SAV

2015 June

On the Fringe
Epic Epiphytes
Does Ocean Acidification Poison Pens?
When the Tides Don’t Turn

2015 May

Beachgoers Bring Trophic Changes to Sandy Shores
Dwindling Nutrient Loads Sink Floating Macroalgae Problem
Mussel Strain
Ecological Impacts of Geoduck Aquaculture

2015 March

Mussels as Mitigation
How High is the Water?
Urban Living, Estuarine Style

2015 February

As Heat Rises, Some Disease Organisms May be Kept at Bay
Mexican Shrimp Farms Can Provide Foraging Habitat for Shorebirds
Nursery Ground Valuation: Time to Consider More Complexity

2014 September

Evaluating the Risks of Developing a Promising New Energy Source: the Ocean
Salinity and Seagrass in the Everglades-Florida Bay System: The Challenge of Increasing Variability
By the Numbers: Quantitative Approach to Determining Management Priorities Applied to Salt Marshes

2014 July

Some Gulf Shrimp May be Shrimpier after Exposure to Deepwater Horizon Oil
Small Boats can Carry Invaders North to Alaska
Low Oxygen, Low Productivity: Hypoxia Related to Decreased Macrobenthic Production in Chesapeake Bay
A Better Way to See Seagrass?

2014 May

        Shoreline Armoring in Puget Sound Walls off Connections between Marine and Terrestrial Ecosystems
        Plant Patterns in the Tidal Freshwater Hudson River: Ten Years of Change
        Defining “Restoration”: Can Ecosystems be Fixed and How Do We Know When they Are?
        Engineering Approach to Estuarine Restoration Focuses on Physical Aspects of the Ecosystem

2014 February

More People, More Nutrients, More Microbes? Microbial Response to Nutrient Loading in Runoff and Groundwater
Human Development near Mangroves can Affect Habitat for Fish and Crustaceans
Don’t Underestimate Ecological Contributions of Non-reef Oysters in Tampa Bay
The Buzz about Mangrove Pollination: In Australian Temperate Regions, Exotic Honeybees Do Almost all of the Work

2013 December

Lessons from a Success Story: Mattawoman Creek, MD
Ditch-plugging Affects New England Salt Marsh Plant Communities, Study Finds
Deconstructing Construction: Effects of Bridges and Dredging on Circulation in Tampa Bay
Learning from Experience: Application of Adaptive Management to Tidal Energy Development

2013 October

Culture Clash: Incorporating Cultural Modeling into Decision-Making in the Chesapeake Bay
Muddy Waters not Muddy Enough? Declining Sediments and Rising Seas Could Drown Some Tidal Wetlands
What is a Healthy Tampa Bay Worth? Millions per Year or More, Says One Study
How Much Chlorophyll a is too Much? Chesapeake Study Suggests Some Guidelines

2013 August

Vocabulary Lesson: A Proposal for Defining “Coastal” Populations
What to Plant? Using Data to Plan Dune Restoration Projects
Is Development Along Tidal Creeks Hazardous to Ecological and Human Health?
Confluence of Factors Leads to Possible “Tipping Point” for Eutrophication in Maryland Coastal Bays

2013 June

Dissolving Misconceptions about Ocean Acidification: How Important is it in Coastal Ecosystems?
The Runaway Weed: Study Concludes that Phragmites australis Management has not been Effective
When One (Management Goal) is Not Enough: Researchers Propose Decision Support Tool for Understanding Tradeoffs
Review Outlines Factors Influencing Fecal Contamination in Coastal Waters and Shellfish

2013 April

Changes in Salinity Regime, Changes in Fish Assemblage in a Southern Australia Estuary
Ditch Plugging in New England Salt Marshes: Is the Cure Worse than the Disease?
Climate Change Could Endanger an Already-Endangered Species: Modeling Suggests Problems Ahead for Delta Smelt
Hypoxic Zone Contributes to Structuring Nekton Assemblages in the Gulf of Mexico, Including Bycatch Species

2013 February

Are Tidal Wetlands Created Equal? Pacific Northwest Tidal Wetlands vs. East Coast Marshes
Oyster Reefs Now and Then: Study Models Differences between Current and Historic Filtration Rates
The Price of Rice: Altered Hydrology in Spanish Ebro Delta Affects Macrophyte Community
Do Un-welcome Mats of Macroalgae Impact Salt Marsh Communities?

2012 November

Why Has South Carolina Been Less Crabby Lately?
Burning Questions about Prescribed Fire Management of Marshes
A Simple Index for Assessing Estuarine Trophic State: pH and DO are the Keys
Hydrology Linked to Phytoplankton Biomass in Two NC Estuaries: Rivers both Deliver Nutrients and Flush them Away

2012 September

Mississippi River Diversion Does Not Hurt Fisheries, Study Says
Turning up the Heat in a Mediterranean Bay May Lead to More Hypoxia
To Determine the Health of this Estuary, Ask the Phytoplankton and the Benthos
Hypoxia Found to be a Road Block to Zooplankton Migration in the Northern Gulf of Mexico

2012 July

Impacts of Sea Level Rise Likely to Extend Upstream to Tidal Freshwater Floodplain Forests
A Good Rule of Thumb in Estuarine Restoration: Address the Disease, not the Symptom
A High-Flying Method for Measuring DOM
For White Perch in the Chesapeake, Some Nurseries Might be Better than Others

2012 May

City Life: Armored and Natural Urban Shorelines Harbor Different Communities, Seattle Study Finds
Open (Estuary) Mouth, Insert Salt: Impacts of Breaching a Temporarily Closed Estuary
Jelly Role: Jellyfish Blooms are a Result and Cause of Eutrophic Effects in Danish Fjord
A Side-by-Side Comparison of North American and European Eutrophication Assessment Methods

2012 March

Invisible Effects of Oil Spills in Estuaries: Impacts Can Start with Phytoplankton
Why Not Control Mosquitoes and Restore Tidal Marsh Habitat and Function? Long Island Study Says It Can be Done
When it Comes to Fish Habitat, Sea Lettuce is Not the Same as Seagrass
Odum Synthesis Essay: What Is Synthesis, Why Do It, and How Do We Do More of It?

2012 January

Sea Level Rise Could Bring More Salt, More Water, or Both to Tidal Freshwater Marshes. How Will They Respond?
For Pelagic Fishes in San Francisco Estuary, What Doesn’t Kill You … Can Still Kill You
As Storm Frequency and Intensity Rise, Consequences for Marshes Could Be More Complex than Previously Thought
Got Benthic Maps? New Acoustic Techniques are Fast, Accurate, High-Resolution, and Cost-Effective in Shallow, Complex Environments