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Fixing Marine Habitat

The marine environment, and hence the food chain on the continental shelf is negatively impacted by multiple stressors. Round up the usual suspects; habitat loss from bottom trawl fishing, chemicals, including the reproductive hormone disruptor BPA from plastics as they degrade concentrating in fish tissue up the food chain, mercury from dirty coal burned in …

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The Gulf of Mexico’s Habitat

Most of the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico is a flat sandy/muddy plain providing little to no food or cover. Historically there were some large naturally occurring reefs that covered 1.6% of the bottom that provide habitat for adult fish. That high relief reef is still there. Additionally, there was low relief nursery reef …

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