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Benthic monitoring of the Mollie Beattie Coastal Habitat community in relation to opening Packery Channel
Packery Channel was a natural channel that linked Corpus Christi Bay with the Gulf of Mexico, but has been closed since 1912. Construction to reopen the channel began in October 2003 and Packery Channel was reopened on 21 ...
Assessment of Longitudinal Gradients in Nematode Communities in the Deep Northern Gulf of Mexico and Concordance with Benthic Taxa
Meiobenthic nematode assemblages were examined at 16 stations along two transects on the eastern and western boundaries of the deep northern Gulf of Mexico (dNGOM) at depths of 212–3000 m. The highest abundance (297 ...
Role and Value of Nitrogen Regulation Provided by Oysters (Crassostrea virginica) in the Mission-Aransas Estuary, Texas, USA
(PLoS ONE, 2013-06-06)
Suspension-feeding activities of oysters impart a potentially significant benefit to estuarine ecosystems via reduction of water column nutrients, plankton and seston biomass, and primary productivity which can have a ...
Incorporation of brown tide into an estuarine food web
In Laguna Madre, Texas, USA, a monospecific brown tide bloom began in January 1990 and was still persisting at the time of this writing. Immediately following the start of the bloom, abundance, biomass and diversity of ...
Oyster growth across a salinity gradient in a shallow, subtropical Gulf of Mexico estuary
(Cambridge University Press, 2021-02-04)
An increase in oyster aquaculture as a sustainable method of shellfish production is one response to overharvest and degradation of natural oyster reefs over the past century. Successful aquaculture production requires ...