Simple Model of Eelgrass Growth and Water Quality: Another Catastrophe Theory?

  • Akira Okubo
  • Jennifer Slater
Conference paper
Part of the Coastal and Estuarine Studies book series (COASTAL, volume 35)


Zostera marina Linnaeus, commonly known as eelgrass, has a wide distribution occupying coastal waters in the northern sections of both the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans and extending into Arctic seas (Rasmussen, 1977; McRoy, 1969; Aioi, 1980). In New York waters eelgrass is found in the estuarine systems along the south shore of Long Island and in other protected sites (Suda, 1974).


Suspended Matter Catastrophe Theory Aquatic Botany Zostera Marina Brown Tide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Akira Okubo
    • 1
  • Jennifer Slater
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Marine Sciences Research CenterState University of New YorkStony BrookUSA
  2. 2.Physical ReviewRidgeUSA
  3. 3.Marine Sciences Research CenterState University of New YorkStony BrookUSA

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