Sociogeographic Characterization and Assessment
Scientists in the Center for Spatial Analysis address natural resource allocation and strive to help decision-makers better understand resource-allocation needs.
Propeller scarring, one of the fastest growing types of marine
habitat degradation, is caused by motor boats traveling in waters
shallower than the draft of the vessel. A statewide assessment was
completed to document the extent of the problem.
An assessment of extent and severity of boat propeller scars in
seagrass habitats in Charlotte Harbor. Data compiled by the FWRI in
a 1995 report found that Charlotte Harbor has been one of the most
severely scarred areas of Florida.