Habitat Productivity: Salt Marshes

dc.acquisition-srcNMFS, Galveston Laboratory, Mark Patilloen_US
dc.call-noSH 11 .A2 S65 no.299 GBAYen_US
dc.contract-noen_US
dc.contributor.authorZimmerman, Roger J.en_US
dc.contributor.otherProceedings of the Southeast Fisheries Science Center Shrimp Resource Reviewen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T17:27:58Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T17:27:58Z
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.degreeen_US
dc.descriptionpgs. 12-27en_US
dc.description-otheren_US
dc.description.abstractRecent investigations show that direct utilization of marsh surfaces can influence productivity of fisheries. In the past it was thought that fishery species used marsh creeks, and not marsh surfaces as nurseries. Early indications of a more direct relationship showed that marsh infauna were impacted by aquatic predators and that offshore yields of some species, like brown shrimp, could be related to the amount of inshore marsh area. It was not until introduction of drop trap and flume net sampling methods that measurments of marsh consumers became available. These studies revealed that large numbers of estuarine nekton (especially the juveniles of fishery species) invade tidal marsh surfaces. In Galveston Bay, densities of predatory consumers were significantly greater in marshes that in nonvegetated subtidal habitat. Moreover, salt marsh faunal densities were shown to be equivalent to consumer densities found in seagrasses.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://gbic.tamug.edu/request.htmen_US
dc.geo-codeGalveston Bayen_US
dc.geo-codeGalveston Islanden_US
dc.history4/17/06 easen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/24999
dc.latitudeen_US
dc.locationGBIC Circulating Collectionen_US
dc.longitudeen_US
dc.notesAugust 1992en_US
dc.placeGalveston, TXen_US
dc.publisherU.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Galveston Laboratoryen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries7088.20en_US
dc.relation.urien_US
dc.scaleen_US
dc.seriesNOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SEFSC-299en_US
dc.subjectfisheriesen_US
dc.subjectsalt marshesen_US
dc.subjectnursery groundsen_US
dc.subjecthabitat selectionen_US
dc.subjecthabitat productivityen_US
dc.titleHabitat Productivity: Salt Marshesen_US
dc.typeChapteren_US
dc.universityen_US
dc.vol-issueen_US

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