Species diversity and abundance of the bottom fauna, macroplankton, commercially important crabs and shrimp, and fishes before and after the construction of the Cedar Bayou Generating Station. Progress report for October 1969 - June 1970




Strawn, K.
Reimer, R.
Williams, G.
Kalke, R.
Schmidt, M.
Johnson, K.

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Texas A&M University, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, and Texas Agricultural Experiment Station 1774


This study is concerned with the species diversity and abundance of several major groups of estuarine animals inhabiting the areas affected by the activities of the Cedar Bayou Generating Station, a new steam electric station under construction for Houston Lighting and Power Company. Emphasis has been placed on the macro-benthos, macro-zooplankton, and non-planktonic crustacea and fishes. The following report presents preliminary analyses of a portion of those data collected prior to any disturbance of the bay areas by construction activity or plant operations.


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power plants, environmental impact, marine organisms, marine fish, plankton, marine crustaceans, zooplankton, species diversity, construction, marine ecology, coastal ecology, marine fauna