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Habitat availability and utilization by benthos and nekton in Hall's Lake and West Galveston Bay
Barrier islands protect much of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) from the erosional wave energy of West Galveston Bay. In the area of Hall's Lake, these islands have been worn away, and a narrow isthmus of land ...
Watershed effects on the value of marshes to fisheries
(Publ by ASCE, New York, NY, USA, 1993)
Watershed size and rainfall patterns are among the factors that influence the extent to which fishery species use estuarine marshes as nurseries. We examined three Texas bays with different watershed characteristics to ...
The Importance of Edge for Natant Macrofauna in A Created Salt-Marsh
(, 1994 Sep)
The relationship between marsh edge and animal use was examined in a planted Spartina alterniflora marsh located in the Galveston Bay system of Texas. A completely randomized block experimental design was used with each ...
Mortality of young brown shrimp Penaeus aztecus in estuarine nurseries
We estimated actual 2-week mortalities of postlarval and juvenile brown shrimp (Penaeus aztecus ) in a Galveston Bay salt marsh by comparing densities of cohorts throughout the spring. Mortalities ranged between 33% and ...
Selection of Vegetated Habitat by Brown Shrimp, Penaeus-Aztecus, in A Galveston Bay Salt-Marsh
Densities of the brown shrimp, Penaeus aztecus, in vegetated and nonvegetated habitats of a Galveston West Bay salt marsh were compared. Each of 81 sample pairs taken between 29 March and 23 July 1982 consisted of one ...