Predicting the Distribution of Vibrio vulnificus in Chesapeake Bay

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Jacobs, J. M., Rhodes, M., Brown, C. W., Hood, R. R., Leigh, A., Long, W. 2010. Predicting the Distribution of Vibrio vulnificus in Chesapeake Bay. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 112. NOAA, Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research, Oxford, MD.

Analysis, Bacteria, Climate change, Coastal, Estuary, Habitat, Human health, Modeling, Planning, Water quality, Climate, Aquatic community, Wildlife, Aquatic ecosystems

This study used water quality monitoring data from the Maryland and Virginia Departments of Natural Resources and Environmental Quality, respectively, to predict the distribution of Vibrio vulnificus bacteria in the Chesapeake Bay. The results indicate that both temperature and salinity have strong impacts on the habitat preferences of Vibrio species.

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