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Author Able, Kenneth W., 1945- author.

Title Beneath the surface : understanding nature in the Mullica Valley Estuary / Kenneth W Able.

Publication Info. New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2020]

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Description 1 online resource
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Penetrating the surface -- Mapping the Mullica Valley : natural history landscapes -- Impacts and invasions -- Too much salt or not enough? -- Seasons and other cycles -- Sources : both near and far -- Marshes : food factories for the Mullica Valley -- Hidden habitats -- Life and mostly death -- Insight from fisheries -- Insights from other estuaries -- Climate change underwater -- Sea level rise -- Underwater calendar -- Fishe stories.
Summary "The Mullica Valley estuary and its watershed, formed over the last 10,000 years, are among the cleanest estuaries along the east coast of the United States. This 365,000-acre ecosystem benefits from a combination of protected watershed, low human population density, and general lack of extensive development. In Beneath the Surface, marine scientist Ken Able helps the reader penetrate the surface and gain insights into the kinds of habitats, the animals, and plants that live there. Readers will gain a better understanding of the importance of these shallow waters; how the amount of salt in the water determines where animals and plants are found in estuaries; the day-night, seasonal, and annual variation in their occurrence; and how change is occurring as the result of climate variation. Throughout the book are insightful sidebars telling intimate stories of where various animals came from and where they are going as they travel through the estuary on their way to and from other portions of the East Coast. Beneath the Surface emphasizes the kinds and importance of the animals and plants that live beneath the surface of this unique ecosystem"-- Provided by publisher
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Subject Estuarine ecology -- New Jersey -- Mullica River Watershed.
Estuarine ecology.
New Jersey -- Mullica River Watershed.
Valley ecology -- New Jersey -- Mullica River Watershed.
Valley ecology.
Natural history -- New Jersey -- Mullica River Watershed.
Natural history.
Mullica River Estuary (N.J.) -- Environmental conditions.
Mullica River Watershed (N.J.) -- Environmental conditions.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Able, Kenneth W., 1945- Beneath the surface. New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2020] 9780813590202 (DLC) 2019044065 (OCoLC)1121602099
ISBN 9780813590219 (electronic book)
0813590213 (electronic book)