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Halls Lake 1990

Metadata Updated: April 1, 2024

Salt marsh habitats along the shoreline of Halls Lake are threatened by wave erosion, but the reconstruction of barrier islands to reduce this erosion will modify or destroy nonvegetated habitats in West Bay. Twenty-four 1.8-m diameter drop samples were taken in and around Halls Lake in West Galveston Bay during May, 1990 on daylight flood tides to provide information on the relative value of estuarine habitats for fishery species. Over 3,000 fish, shrimp, and crabs were collected from about 39 taxa. In conjunction with other published data on habitat value in Galveston Bay, our results indicate that for most crustacean, the Halls Lake marshes are more valuable than the other habitats examined. The relative value of the habitats for fishes was highly species-dependent. A survey of the West Bay shoreline indicated that valuable salt marsh habitats could be established on created barrier islands if direction of exposure and shoreline slope were controlled.

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Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date April 1, 2024
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Harvested from NMFS SEFSC

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date April 1, 2024
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Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:8606
Access Constraints Cite As: Southeast Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: Halls Lake 1990 [Data Date Range],, Access Constraints: None, Use Constraints: Data set is not for use in litigation. While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages or misrepresentations caused by inaccuracies in these data, or as a result of these data being used on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does distribution constitute any such warranty
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