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Status and Trends of Wetland and Aquatic Habitats on the Texas Coast

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Wetland and aquatic habitats are essential components of barrier islands along the Texas coast. These valuable resources are part of an ecosystem on which a variety of flora and fauna depend.

Scientific investigations of wetland distribution and abundance through time are prerequisites to effective habitat management, thereby ensuring their protection and preservation and directly promoting long-term biological productivity and public use.

These reports present results of investigations to determine current status and historical trends of wetlands and associated aquatic habitats along the Texas coast.