Houston Ship Channel 1993-1994

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

Between May 5, 1993 and September 19, 1994, we collected quantitative 1-m2 area drop samples and measured a variety of habitat attributes using field surveys and aerial photography to characterize three existing marshes (Atkinson Island, Hog Island, and Cedar Point) in Galveston Bay. We also compared nekton densities among different types of intertidal and shallow subtidal habitats (pond, channel, cove, open bay, and four marsh types). The vegetated surface consistently contained more species and dominant species exhibited at least some degree of habitat selection. To maximize fishery habitat, we recommend placing greater emphasis on constructing low marsh edge habitat by creating large areas of Spartina alterniflora and Scirpus maritimus marsh interspersed with a dense network of shallow channels and interconnected ponds.

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Metadata Date June 24, 2018
Metadata Created Date March 28, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
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Metadata Date June 24, 2018
Metadata Created Date March 28, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
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Bbox East Long -94.673009
Bbox North Lat 29.693273
Bbox South Lat 29.47571
Bbox West Long -94.981785
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Metadata Type geospatial
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Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1993
Temporal Extent End 1994

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