Estuaries are productive nurseries bordering the land and sea. Where freshwater meets saltwater, saltmarsh, seagrass and mangrove habitats support abundant species diversity, primary productivity and fisheries production. Estuaries now broadly suffer from water quality decline, habitat loss, and climate change impacts as mankind has over-developed the coast.

Reducing nutrient enrichment

Sarasota Bay Estuary Program

Download – Sarasota Bay Estuary Program 2010