This dataset is part of an overall study of the impacts of industrial waste on Cockburn Sound. This dataset describes the
impact of waste on seagrass growth. The length and width of seagrass fronds from 1 ft2 quadrats from 15 plot sampling transects
(see thumbnail) were measured in Cockburn Sound.
The regrowth of seagrasses were measured from 1 m2 from the same transects.
Plot sampling transects were set up at 15 locations around the Cockburn Sound (see thumbnail).
A metal picket was driven into the bottom to mark the beginning of the transect. The second picket was placed a distance
of 140 feet perpendicular to the beach line. Plots were then cut along the transect line with the number of plots determined
by variability of the seagrass and slope of the meadow.
Under these circumstances transects were made from shoreward margin of the meadow to the area where depth became constant.
Two quadrats, 1 foot square in size were placed at diagonally opposite corners of a one metre square quadrat. The seagrass
within each quadrat was carefully clipped approximately 1 cm above leaf base and place in plastic bags for late measurement.
The rest of the seagrass in the metre square quadrat was then clipped so that average regrowth per day could be estimated
approximately one month later.
**Please note - the data in the sheet (2_12_70 -30_1_71 part 2) does not follow the same methodology as the other data.
It is plotless (random) sampling from Southern Flats.
Data parameters: length (cm), width (mm).