Fact Sheet 2010–3111
Aquatic ecosystems, from deep sea reefs and coastal marshes to freshwater springs and wetlands, are home to diverse assemblages of life. These commercially and ecologically important systems are part of our national heritage, and are often treasured places or refuges that protect rare or threatened species. In the water-rich Southeastern United States, managers face the challenge of understanding how water and land use affect the region's aquatic life. The Southeast Ecological Science Center (SESC) helps address that challenge by providing objective science that can be used to evaluate proposed actions and develop management strategies.
First posted December 3, 2010
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Pawlitz, R.J., 2010, Southeast Ecological Science Center: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2010–3111, 2 p.