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Join CSA at the National Conference on Beach Preservation Technology

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  • Category: General

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) will be attending and presenting at the 30th annual 2017 National Conference on Beach Preservation Technology in Hutchinson Island, Florida from February 8 - 10. On Wednesday evening at 7 pm at the Hutchinson Island Marriott, CSA is co-sponsoring Game Night on the pool deck to celebrate the 30th Annual National Conference on Beach Preservation Technology.

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Building a Reef Habitat On the Outer Banks in North Carolina

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  • Category: General
Building a Reef Habitat On the Outer Banks in North Carolina

Installation of the living shoreline reef near the Oregon Inlet, North Carolina. (NCDOT)

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) has been contracted by the State of North Carolina Department of Transportation to conduct seagrass mitigation in anticipation of unavoidable impacts related to the Bonner Bridge construction project. The Bonner Bridge at Oregon Inlet on the North Carolina northern outer banks is a lifeline for tourism and tropical storm evacuation of the region but has reached its engineering limits and is currently under construction. The least impact associated with the new bridge alignment still requires recovery of at least 1.28 acres of highly productive seagrasses (eelgrass, Zostera marina and shoal grass, Halodule wrightii).

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The Enigmatic Seagrass

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  • Category: General
Halophila johnsonii

Johnson’s seagrass, (Halophila johnsonii) is a species native to the Indian River Lagoon System (IRLS) and southeastern Florida coast. It is the first and only marine plant to carry the formal status of a Threatened Species under the Endangered Species Act. With this listing, this spatially and temporally dynamic plant has an elevated status of protection – which by default extends to a large portion of the coastal lagoon seafloor throughout the entire IRLS. As long as Johnson’s seagrass is listed under the ESA, many forms of coastal development are limited or prohibited and mitigation for its disturbance is not an option. We recently wrote an article for ECO Magazine (see link below) where you can learn more about this issue, along with the ins and outs of today’s DNA analysis methods.

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A New Day at CSA

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A new day at CSA

For over 45 years CSA has worked hard to provide clients with a superior level of service that delivers objective scientific results while maintaining project goals and objectives. As the years have passed, CSA has evolved to adapt to changing client needs, new technologies, and shifting economic climates. We understand that our clients are faced with complex challenges every day and our scientific, operational, and data management teams are always ready help ...

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