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Environmental influences on the occurrence of coastal sharks in estuarine waters
Long-term fisheries independent gill net surveys conducted in Texas estuaries from 1975 to 2006 were used to develop spatially explicit estuarine habitat use models for 3 coastal shark species: bull shark Carcharhinus ...
Gulf-Wide Decreases in the Size of Large Coastal Sharks Documented by Generations of Fishermen
(Taylor and Francis Open, 2013)
Large sharks are top predators in most coastal and marine ecosystems throughout the world, and evidence of their reduced prominence in marine ecosystems has been a serious concern for fisheries and ecosystem management. ...
Role and Value of Nitrogen Regulation Provided by Oysters (Crassostrea virginica) in the Mission-Aransas Estuary, Texas, USA
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 ...
A Restoration Suitability Index Model for the Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) in the Mission-Aransas Estuary, TX, USA
Oyster reefs are one of the most threatened marine habitats on earth, with habitat loss resulting from water quality degradation, coastal development, destructive fishing practices, overfishing, and storm impacts. For ...
Benthic metabolism in a natural coastal petroleum seep
The rates of 3 processes known to be mediated by microbial metabolic activity were measured in the sediments of a shallow-water (18 m depth) natural petroleum seep and a nearby non- seep area near Santa Barbara, California. ...