Status, trends, and probable causes for changes in living resources in the Galveston Bay system




Green, Albert, Anne Walton, Maury Osborn, Peng Chai, Junda Lin, Cindy Loeffler, Anita Morgan, Peter Rubec, Sean Spanyers, R. Douglas Slack, Dale Gawlik, Douglas Harpole, James Thomas, Edward Buskey, Keith Schmidt, Roger Zimmerman, and Donald Harper

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Galveston Bay National Estuary Program


The diverse uses of the Galveston Estuary inevitably pose potential threats to the survival of many estuarine species. The purpose of this study was to assess the relative health of the Galveston Estuary by evaluating the status and trends of several selected endemic species in order to identify potential problems, as indicated by significant declines in abundance, and to investigate the probable causes of these declines.


pgs. 175-183


living resources, population dynamics, fish, shellfish, graphs, catch/effort, life cycle, birds, alligators, benthos, plankton, blue crab, Callinectes sapidus rathbun, white shrimp, Penaeus setiferus