This report documents the August 1991 monitoring of benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages in the Port Everglades Southport turning basin vicinity and adjacent areas of John U. Lloyd State Recreation Area. This is the first monitoring effort of the series carried out by Nova University Oceanographic Center. As of this sampling period, the turning basin is complete and in operation; mitigation areas in John U. Lloyd Park exhibit considerable vegetative expansion of cord grass, growth of mangrove seedlings, and natural recruitment of additional mangrove propagules (including black and white mangroves).
Sampling was carried out during the last week of August and extended through September 1991 due to weather constraints and because precise locations of several stations could not be confirmed until the former contractor was consulted.
Charles G. Messing, Richard E. Dodge, and Alan Sosnow. 1991. Port Everglades Macroinvertebrate Monitoring: Monitoring of Benthic Macroinvertebrate Assemblages at the Southport Turning Basin and Adjacent Areas of John U. Lloyd State Recreation Area: August 1991 : 1 -32. http://nsuworks.nova.edu/occ_facreports/23.