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dc.contributor.authorParker, R.H.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBlanton, W.G.en_US
dc.contributor.otheren_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T16:53:34Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T16:53:34Z
dc.date.issued1970en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/19741
dc.description198 pagesen_US
dc.description.abstractOver 200,000 data points relating to range of environmental factors in all major Texas estuaries from Louisiana to Mexico were utilized to establish variability of total salinity and constituent ions in these estuaries. This was done to determine possible effects of oil field brines upon Texas coastal ecosystems. Diversity and faunal abundance were compared with environmental variability. Baseline values for benthic and nektonic populations were established for both undisturbed and industrially disturbed estuaries. In all bays, salinity and temperature variations were very pronounced, geographically and temporally. Range of variation and mean winter and summer salinities could be directly correlated with sizes and diversity of animal populations and with major changes from year to year to seafoods. Data from 572 stations relating to ionic constituents of Texas bay waters were statistically evaluated from their variability and translated into 'ionic balance' format. Extreme variability from time to time and place to place demonstrated that this concept of 'ionic balance' is invalid in estuarine systems.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://gbic.tamug.edu/request.htmen_US
dc.publisherCoastal Ecosystems Management, Incorporateden_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries1981en_US
dc.relation.urien_US
dc.subjectenvironmental factorsen_US
dc.subjectestuariesen_US
dc.subjectoil and gas fieldsen_US
dc.subjectwater analysisen_US
dc.subjectsalinity gradientsen_US
dc.titleEnvironmental factors affecting bay and estuarine ecosystems of the Texas Coast (final report).en_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.placeFort Worth, Texasen_US
dc.seriesReport No. COASTECO-70-01en_US
dc.vol-issueen_US
dc.geo-codeTexas coasten_US
dc.locationGBAY Circulating Collectionen_US
dc.scaleen_US
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dc.notesen_US
dc.degreeen_US
dc.acquisition-srcDr. James Baker's Working Collectionen_US
dc.description-otheren_US
dc.universityen_US
dc.historyAugust 1992; 5-Sep-1997; 2-3-09 ksw; 1/27/11 kswsen_US
dc.call-noTD 194.6.P365 1970 GBAYen_US


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