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Galveston Bay: test case of an estuary in crisis.
The Galveston Bay estuary's environmental crisis is reported. Long a major nursery area for shellfish and finfish, the bay's water quality has been severely degraded by rapid industrial and population growth. A 1914 ...
Role of estuarine waters in Gulf fisheries.
Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico have increased in value from 10 to 85 million dollars and in weight from 250 to 700 million pounds during the past 20 years. Texas now ranks third in the nation's total value of fisheries. ...
Characterization of circulation and salinity change in Galveston Bay
Circulatory change and alteration of salinity in Galveston Bay is investigated numerically by using a three-dimensional hydrodynamic and transport model. Galveston Bay is an extremely complex and dynamic estuarine system. ...
Status and Trends of Hydrologic Modification, Reduction in Sediment Availability and Habitat Loss/Modification in the Barataria-Terrebonne Estuarine System
(Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program, 1995)
The purpose of this report is to evaluate the current status and recent trends in factors contributing to these priority problems: habitat loss and modification; hydologic modification; and reduction in sediment availability. ...
Restoring eelgrass, Zostera marina L., habitat using a new transplanting technique: the horizontal rhizome method
This article discusses a technique called horizontal rhizome method which was implemented in the Great Bay Estuary in New Hampshire. The intent of this transplantation was to mitigate port expansion impacts on the existing ...
Galveston Bay habitat conservation blueprint: A plan to restore the habitats and heritage of Galveston Bay: Sites, strategies, and resources
(Galveston Bay Foundation, 1998)
The Galveston Bay system supports many activities including fishing, tourism, recreational boating, petrochemical, birding spots, and fisheries. Many habitats such as marshes, oyster reefs, beaches, sandbars, mud and sand ...
Bay line: Quarterly News from the Galveston Bay Management Conference
(Galveston Bay National Estuary Program, 1989)
Issues of Bayline Magazine from Spring 1989-Spring 1988 cover various topics including Galveston Bay and estuaries.
The shrimp fishery in Texas
(Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 1967)
This bulletin indicates that the life histories of all Texas commerical shrimps are similar. In general, the young, hatched in the Gulf of Mexico, are carried by on-shore water movements to the shallow estuaries and coastal ...
A water inventory of the Texas coastal zone.
(Texas Water Development Board., 1970)
The large industrial and agricultural sectors of the dynamic economy of the coastal zone require and use vast quantities of water. Large population centers which have developed, principally in the heavily industrialized ...
Marine and estuarine protection: programs and activities
(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water, 1989)
Coastal and marine waters are being viewed more and more as a unique resource. The very richness of the coastal environment has led to increasing migration of the nations population to the coast. The EPA has identified ...