The State of the Bay: A Characterization of the Galveston Bay Ecosystem. 2nd Edition.

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dc.contributor.author Sage, Theron, Ph.D. and Alecya Gallaway en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
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dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-15T17:38:12Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-15T17:38:12Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/26314
dc.description 162 pages; available for download at the link below. en_US
dc.description.abstract The Galveston Bay system is a complex ecosystem and a valuable resource for the state and the nation because it provides natural resources, ecological services, recreational opportunities, transportation links, economic benefits and aesthetic rewards. The bay is valued by many people for attributes that cannot be replicated or replaced by human creations. However, the growing number of users and uses and the intended and unintended impacts on the system strain the ability of Galveston Bay to meet historical needs and provide traditional rewards. The goal of protection and management of the bay is to provide for the sustainable use of its resources while maintaining the quality of its assets. The information summarized in this volume was gathered for a single purpose: to improve our management of Galveston Bay. This characterization involves assessing the state of Galveston Bay, an overview of the ecosystem, the human role in the past and present, the physical form and processes present in the bay, the water and sediment quality, key habitats such as: marsh, seagrass, and oyster reefs, the bay's living resources, the impact on public health and how to sustain the bay for future generations. en_US
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dc.publisher Galveston Bay Estuary Program en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 9215 en_US
dc.relation.uri http://gbic.tamug.edu/SOBDoc/SOB2/sob2page.html en_US
dc.subject ecosystem management; environmental protection; estuarine ecology en_US
dc.title The State of the Bay: A Characterization of the Galveston Bay Ecosystem. 2nd Edition. en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US
dc.place Webster, TX en_US
dc.series GBEP T-7 en_US
dc.vol-issue en_US
dc.geo-code United States; Texas; Galveston; Galveston Bay en_US
dc.location GBIC Circulating Collection; GBIC Reference Collection; GBIC Archives Collection; GBIC OFFICE Collection en_US
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dc.notes See Acc#8274 for the 1st Edition. en_US
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dc.history 7/20/05 eas en_US
dc.call-no QH 541.5 .E8 G32 T-7 2002 c.1-2 GBAY; REF QH 541.5 .E8 G32 T-7 2002 GBAY; ARCHIVES QH 541.5 .E8 G32 T-7 2002 GBAY; GBIC OFFICE QH 541.5 .E8 G32 T-7 2002 GBAY en_US

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