Survey and Mapping of the Oyster Reefs in Aransas and Copano Bays - Survey of the Oyster Fishery in Area MO-2


Preliminary surveys were made to locate the general locations of the oyster reefs in Aransas and Copano Bays. Reef measurement was accomplished by marking points along the perimeter of each oyster reef and plotting the perimeter marker with a sextant. Reef areas were computed by transposing the reef outlines on Geodetic Survey maps and deriving acreage from the scale of the map. To date, five reefs in Aransas Bay have been plotted and measured using this means.


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oyster reefs, Copano Bay, Aransas Bay, stock assessment, oysters