Nekton use of macrophyte patches following mortality of turtle grass, Thalassia testudinum, in shallow waters of Florida Bay (Florida, USA)
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Mortality of sea grass in western Florida Bay has been widespread. Mud, algae, and Halodule wrightii have replaced the once dominant beds of Thalassia testudinum, turtle grass. The hypothesis that increased habitat heterogeneity leads to increased secondary production and diversity was tested.