Coal combustion by-products and their use in oyster reef creation
Baker, William B. Jr.
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A recognized priority in the Galveston bay system is the protection of important estuarine habitats. Oyster reefs comprise one of the most critical habitats in the bay system, and influence species diversity, shoreline stability, water quality, and sport and recreational fishing. Currently, there is a shortage of suitable substrate for the attachment of oyster spat in Galveston Bay. This problem is the result of a myriad of factors including subsidence, weather, removal of cultch during harvest, and historical hydraulic dredging practices.