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Literature on the Environmental Studies of the Harbor Island Area, Port Aransas, Texas

Compton, H. 1960. A Study of the bay populations of juvenile shrimp, Penaeus aztecus and Penaeus setiferus. https://tamug-ir.tdl.org/handle/1969.3/28080

Dunton, K.H. 1989. Production ecology of Ruppia maritima L. s.l. and Halodule wrightii Aschers. and the biomass of associated macrophytes in two south Texas estuaries : final report to the Texas Water Development Board. https://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/handle/2152/46343

Final Evaluation Findings, Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve, May 2006 through April 2011. https://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/handle/2152/31930

Final programmatic environmental impact statement : federal approval of the Texas National Estuarine Research Reserve and Management Plan : the Mission-Aransas Estuary. 2006. https://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/handle/2152/31925

Gamble, L.R. 1989. Contaminants investigation of the Aransas Bay Complex, Texas, 1985-1986. PDF 

Gundlach, E.R., K.J. Finkelstein, and J.L. Sadd. 1981. Impact and persistence of IXTOC I oil on the south Texas coast. International Oil Spill Conference Proceedings, March 1981, Vol. 1981, No. 1, pp. 477-485. http://ioscproceedings.org/doi/abs/10.7901/2169-3358-1981-1-477 (available PDF from 1st author in ResearchGate)       

Moffett, A.W. 1964. A Study of the Texas Bay populations of juvenile shrimp, Penaeus aztecus, Penaeus setiferus, and Penaeus duorarum. https://tamug-ir.tdl.org/handle/1969.3/19811

Moffett, A.W. 1965. A Study of the Texas Bay populations of juvenile shrimp, Penaeus aztecus, Penaeus setiferus, and Penaeus duorarum. https://tamug-ir.tdl.org/handle/1969.3/19913 

Moffett, A.W. 1968. A Study of commercial shrimp populations in coastal bays of Texas, 1968. https://tamug-ir.tdl.org/handle/1969.3/19880

Moffett, A.W. 1969. A Study of commercial shrimp populations in coastal bays of Texas, 1969. https://tamug-ir.tdl.org/handle/1969.3/19909

Moffett, A.W. 1969. A Study of commercial shrimp populations in coastal bays of Texas, 1970. https://tamug-ir.tdl.org/handle/1969.3/19910   

Moffett, A.W. and L.W. McEachron. 1974. A Study of the Texas shrimp populations. https://journals.tdl.org/txcfpr/index.php/txcfpr/article/view/42

Morehead, S., T.G. Beyer, and K.H. Dunton. 2007. Community characterization of the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve and Surrounding Areas. https://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/handle/2152/30166

Oppenheimer, C.H. and K.G. Gordon. 1972. Texas coastal zone biotopes : an ecography : interim report for the Bay and Estuary Management Program (CRMP) https://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/handle/2152/43939

Powell, E. H. Jr. and G. Gunter. 1968. Observations on the Stone Crab, Menippe mercenaria Say, in the vicinity of Port Aransas, Texas. Gulf Research Reports 2(3):285-299. https://aquila.usm.edu/gcr/vol2/iss3/4/

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Shane, S. 1978. Suckerfish attached to a bottlenose dolphin in Texas. Journal of Mammalogy 59(2):439-440. https://doi.org/10.2307/1379936

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Tunnell, J., E.J. Buskey, and T. Peterson. 2015. Freshwater inflows : determining flow regimes in the face of land use change, climate change, and other unknowns. https://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/handle/2152/31895

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UT Mariculture Program, 1983-1984. https://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/handle/2152/46925

Water quality of Texas bays (nutrients, trace elements and toxic compounds) https://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/handle/2152/46465

Xue, Z., K. Stanzel, S. Palmer, and E.J. Buskey. 2015. Climate change in the Mission-Aransas Reserve : evaluating vulnerability of coastal ecosystem and communities using long-term data sets and development of relevant adaptation strategies. Phase 1 : Technical Report. https://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/handle/2152/39282

Bianchi, T.S. and et al. 2013. Historical reconstruction of mangrove expansion in the Gulf of Mexico: Linking climate change with carbon sequestration in coastal wetlands. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 119:7-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2012.12.007

Comeaux, R.S., M.A. Allison and T.S. Bianchi. 2012. Mangrove expansion in the Gulf of Mexico with climate change: Implications for wetland health and resistance to rising sea levels. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 96:81-95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2011.10.003

Evans, A., K. Madden, and S. Palmer. The Ecology and Sociology of the Mission-Aransas Estuary : An Estuarine and Watershed Profile. https://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/handle/2152/31891

Harbor Island deep draft inshore port / Nueces County Navigation District Number 1. Corpus Christi, Tex.? Bechtel, 1974. 2 vols. Briscoe Center for American History (LIB USE ONLY)

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Baer, K.N. and P. Thomas. 1990. Influence of capture stress, salinity and reproductive status on zinc associated with metallothionein-like proteins in the livers of three marine teleost species. Marine Environmental Research 29(4):277-287. https://doi.org/10.1016/0141-1136(90)90023-H  

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Brown, C.A., G.A. Jackson, S.A. Holt, and G.J. Holt. 2005. Spatial and temporal patterns in modeled particle transport to estuarine habitat with comparisons to larval fish settlement patterns. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 64(1):33-46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2005.02.004

Brown-Peterson, N., P. Thomas and C.R. Arnold. 1988. Reproductive biology of the spotted seatrout, Cynoscion nebulosus, in South Texas. Fishery Bulletin 86(2):373-388. https://spo.nmfs.noaa.gov/content/reproductive-biology-spotted-seatrout-cynoscion-nebulosus-south-texas    

Comeaux, R.S., M.A. Allison and T.S. Bianchi. 2012. Mangrove expansion in the Gulf of Mexico with climate change: Implications for wetland health and resistance to rising sea levels. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 96:81-95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2011.10.003

Compton, H. and E. Bradley. 1964. A study of the post-larval penaeid shrimp entering Aransas Bay. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. https://tamug-ir.tdl.org/handle/1969.3/27650  

Dunton, K.H. and Susan V. Schonberg. Assessment of propeller scarring in seagrass beds of the south Texas coast. Journal of Coastal Research. SPECIAL ISSUE NO. 37. IMPACTS OF MOTORIZED WATERCRAFT ON SHALLOW ESTUARINE AND COASTAL MARINE ENVIRONMENTS (Fall 2002), pp. 100-110. https://www.jstor.org/stable/25736346

Henry, R.P., G.A. Kormanik, N.J. Smatresk, and J.N. Cameron. 1981. The Role of CaCO3 dissolution as a source of HCO3- for the buffering of hypercapnic acidosis in aquatic and terrestrial decapod crustaceans. Journal of Experimental Biology 94:269-274. http://jeb.biologists.org/content/94/1/269

Herzka, S.Z., S.A. Holt, and G.J. Holt. 2002. Characterization of settlement patterns of red drum Sciaenops ocellatus larvae to estuarine nursery habitat: a stable isotope approach. Marine Ecology Progress Series 226:143-156. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps226143

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Parker, R.H. 1955. Changes in the invertebrate fauna, apparently attributable to salinity changes, in the bays of central Texas. Journal of Paleontology 29(2):193-211. https://www.jstor.org/stable/1300466

Pullen, E.J. 1963. A Study of the Bay and Gulf populations of shrimp: Penaeus aztecus, Penaeus setiferus, and Penaeus duorarum. https://tamug-ir.tdl.org/handle/1969.3/19821

Shane, S.H. 1980. Occurrence, movements, and distribution of bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, in southern Texas. Fishery Bulletin v. 78(3):593-601.
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Wohlschlag, D.E. 1980. Analysis of freshwater inflow effects on metabolic stresses of south Texas Bay and estuarine fishes: rates of adaptability to changing salinity-temperature regimes. https://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/handle/2152/46566

Baer, K.N. and P. Thomas. 1990. Influence of capture stress, salinity and reproductive status on zinc associated with metallothionein-like proteins in the livers of three marine teleost species. Marine Environmental Research 29(4):277-287. https://doi.org/10.1016/0141-1136(90)90023-H  

Brown-Peterson, N., P. Thomas and C.R. Arnold. 1988. Reproductive biology of the spotted seatrout, Cynoscion nebulosus, in south Texas. Fishery Bulletin 86(2):373-388. https://spo.nmfs.noaa.gov/content/reproductive-biology-spotted-seatrout-cynoscion-nebulosus-south-texas 

Dunton, K.H., W. Pulich, T.R. Mutchler. 2007. Landscape monitoring and biological indicators for seagrass conservation in Texas coastal waters : final report. https://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/handle/2152/40251 

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Leitz, J. and F. Grubbs. 2008. Survey of Redfish Bay and Nine-Mile Hole anglers to assess attitudes and opinions towards boating restrictions intended to conserve seagrass beds. Management data series no. 252.

Leitz, J. and F. Grubbs. 2011. Survey of Redfish Bay anglers with emphasis on their shallow-water boating practices and knowledge of seagrass habitat. Management data series no. 263.

Parker, R.H. 1955. Changes in the invertebrate fauna, apparently attributable to salinity changes, in the bays of central Texas. Journal of Paleontology 29(2):193-211. https://www.jstor.org/stable/1300466   

Rooker, J.R. and S.A. Holt. 1997. Utilization of subtropical seagrass meadows by newly settled red drum Sciaenops ocellatus: patterns of distribution and growth. Marine Ecology Progress Series 158:139-149.  doi:10.3354/meps158139

Rooker, J.R., S.A. Holt, M.A. Soto, and G.J. Holt. 1998. Postsettlement patterns of habitat use by Sciaenid fishes in subtropical seagrass meadows. Estuaries 21(2):318-327. doi:10.2307/1352478

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