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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 ...
Use of natural and created Spartina alterniflora salt marshes by fishery species and other aquatic fauna in Galveston Bay, Texas, USA
We compared densities of nekton and infauna among 5 natural and 10 created (3 to 15 yr in age) salt marshes in the Galveston Bay system of Texas to test whether these marshes were functionally equivalent. Decapod crustaceans ...
Chronographic Tethering - A Technique for Measuring Prey Survival-Time and Testing Predation Pressure in Aquatic Habitats
(, 1993 Nov)
A chronographic system was developed to measure survival time of tethered prey and quantify predation pressure in aquatic habitats. The system incorporates a small digital clock with a pressure-sensitive triggering mechanism. ...
Modeling Nekton Habitat Use in Galveston Bay, Texas. An Approach to Define Essential Fish Habitat (EFH)
The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act requires the identification of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) for Federally managed fishery species in our Nation's marine and estuarine environments. The intent ...