Inventory of Invertebrate Forms Present in Area M-4 - General Ecological Survey of the Matagorda Bay Area


Sampling indicated that both the white shrimp and brown shrimp were less abundant in 1961 than in 1960. The commercial shrimp harvest was reduced in 1961. Oyster reefs and private oyster leases were damages by the September, 1961 hurricane. The two artificial reefs in the east arm of Matagorda Bay were buried under sand. A newly constructed oyster reef, located off Well Point, was not damaged.


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oyster population, shrimp population, invertebrate survey, Matagorda bay, species composition