The Ecology of a Texas Bay



This contribution is to be related to fringe benefits to long-term localized increases of food supply for mariculture in heated effluents. It is a rather interesting topic that perhaps can be best approached by examining a productive warm water marine natural environment to describe its ecology and the effects of variations of nutrients in the system.


Blue Crab Hermit Crab Oyster Reef Crassostrea Virginica Stone Crab 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Marine Science InstituteUniversity of TexasPort AransasUSA

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