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Boyd, S. E., S. Limpenny, H. L. Rees and K. M. Cooper. 2005. The effects of marine sand and gravel extraction on the macrobenthos at a commercial dredging site (results 6 years post-dredging). ICES Journal of Marine Science 62: 145-162.

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Brown, BE, MDA Le Tissier, TP Scoffin, and AW Tudhope. 1990. Evaluation of the environmental impact of dredging on intertidal coral reefs at Ko Phuket, Thailand, using ecological and physiological parameters. Marine Ecology Progress Series 65: 273-281.

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Drucker, BS, W Waskes, and MR Byrnes. 2004. The U.S. Minerals Management Service Outer Continental Shelf Sand and Gravel Program: Environmental studies to assess the potential effects of offshore dredging operations in federal waters. Journal of Coastal Research 20(1):1-5.

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Erftemeijer, P. L. A. and R. R. R. Lewis, III. 2006. Environmental impacts of dredging on seagrasses: a review. Marine Pollution Bulletin 52(12):1553-1572.

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Gray, J. S., P. Dayton, S. Thrush and M. J. Kaiser. 2006. On effects of trawling, benthos and sampling design. 52: 840-843.

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Gray, J. S., P. Dayton, S. Thrush and M. J. Kaiser. 2007. Fishing for facts on the environmental effects of trawling and dredge fisheries: Reply to Løkkeborg. Marine Pollution Bulletin 54(4): 497-500.

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Guilfoyle, M. P., R. A. Fischer, D. N. Pashley and C. A. Lott (Editors). 2007. Summary of second regional workshop on dredging, beach nourishment, and birds on the North Atlantic Coast. Dredging Operations and Environmental Research Program, US Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center, Final Report: ERDC/EL TR-07-26.

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Hitchcock, DR and S Bell. 2004. Physical impacts of marine aggregate dredging on seabed resources in coastal deposits. Journal of Coastal Research 20(1): 101-114.

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Lokkeborg, S. 2005. Impacts of trawling and scallop dredging on benthic habitats and communities FAO Fisheries Technical Paper 472, FAO Rome.

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Lokkeborg, S. 2006. Insufficient understanding of benthic impacts of trawling is due to methodological deficiencies – A reply to Gray et al. (2006). Marine Pollution Bulletin 54(4): 494-496.

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Nairn, R, JA Johnson, D Hardin, and J Michel. 2004. A biological and physical monitoring program to evaluate long-term impacts from sand dredging operations in the United States outer continental shelf. Journal of Coastal Research 20(1):126-137.

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Palmer, T. A., P. A. Montagna and R. B. Nairn. 2008. The Effects of a Dredge Excavation Pit on Benthic Macrofauna in Offshore Louisiana. Environmental Management 41: 573-583.

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Priestley, S. J. 1995. Measured environmental impacts of dredging operations. Transactions on the Built Environmnent 8: 283-290.

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Sundberg, H., M. Hanson, B. Liewenborg, Y. Zebühr, D. Broman and L. Balk. 2007. Dredging Associated Effects: Maternally Transferred Pollutants and DNA Adducts in Feral Fish. Environmental Science Technology 41: 2972-2977.

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Thrush, S. F. and P. K. Dayton. 2002. Disturbance to marine benthic habitats by trawling and dredging: implications for marine biodiversity. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 33:449-73.

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Thrush, S. F., J. E. Hewitt, V. J. Cummings and P. K. Dayton. 1995. The impact of habitat disturbance by scallop dredging on marine benthic communities: what can be predicted from the results of experiments? Marine Ecology Progress Series 129: 141-150.

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Thrush, S. F., J. E. Hewitt, V. J. Cummings, P. K. Dayton, M . Cryer, J. Turner, G. A. Funnell, R. G. Budd, C. J. Milburn and M. R. Wilkinson. 1998. Disturbance of the marine benthic habitat by commercial fishing; impacts at the scale of the fishery. Ecological Applications 9(3): 866-879.

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Widdows, J., A. J. Bale, M. D. Brinsley, P. Somerfield and R. J. Uncles. 2007. An assessment of the potential impact of dredging activity on the Tamar Estuary over the last century: II. Ecological changes and potential drivers. Hydrobiologia 588: 97-108.

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