Ichthyofaunal Composition of the Artificial Liberty Ship Reef at Port Aransas, Texas

dc.call-noSH 157.85.A7 H658 1980 GBAY
dc.creatorHolt, Scott
dc.creatorArnold, Connie
dc.description35 pages with attached photosen
dc.description.abstractDuring the winter 1976, three Liberty Ships were sunk in 115 ft of water 18 miles offshore at Port Aransas by the Texas Coastal and Marine Council to produce an artificial reef. Although no research was initiated to follow the early development of the reef community on the ships a study was begun in June 1977 (Vetter and Roels, 1977) to assess the use of the ship reef for recreational fishing and subsequent studies (Vetter and Roels, 1978a, 1978b) examined the fish populations on the ship reef. This report details continued investigation into the population dynamics of recreationally important fish species on the Liberty Ship reef with special emphasis on red snapper.en
dc.history2/9/11 ksws
dc.identifier.otherAccession # 10599
dc.locationGBAY Circulating Collection
dc.publisherUniversity of Texas Marine Science Instituteen
dc.subjectsport fishingen
dc.subjectfish communitiesen
dc.subjectLiberty shipsen
dc.subjectred snapperen
dc.subjectspecies compositionen
dc.subjectartificial reefsen
dc.titleIchthyofaunal Composition of the Artificial Liberty Ship Reef at Port Aransas, Texasen
dc.title.alternativeFinal report submitted to the Texas Coastal and Marine Council in fulfillment of IAC (78-79)-2183 and IAC (80-81)-0044en
dc.typeTechnical Reporten