Preliminary report on the hydrography and oyster growing conditions in Choctawhatchee Bay, July 11-13, 1961

Ritchie, Theodore P (1961) Preliminary report on the hydrography and oyster growing conditions in Choctawhatchee Bay, July 11-13, 1961. Apalachicola, FL, Florida Board of Conservation, Division of Oyster Culture, (OC 61-1).

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Abstract

The hydrographic conditions in an estuary such as Choctavhatchee Bay, are complex and dynamic. Temperature and salinity measurements taken at any estuarine sampling station are subject to wide fluctuation depending on local tide and weather conditions. In this respect, the following report is only a preliminary indication of the hydrographic conditions existing in Choctawhatchee Bay while this data is being collected. Choctawhatchee Bay is approximately 32 miles long and from three and a half to six miles wide. Large portions of the western half of Choctawhatchee Bay are militarily restricted. The unrestricted area from Valpariso south to Buccaroo Point receives large volumes of treated sewage from Eglin Air Force Base and associated housing developments. The Florida State Board of Health considers the oysters in this area to be polluted.Since the primary purpose of this survey was to ascertain the optimum oyster growing and harvesting areas, only the eastern half of the bay was surveyed. Conclusions of that survey are reported. (10pp.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Preliminary report on the hydrography and oyster growing conditions in Choctawhatchee Bay, July 11-13, 1961
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Ritchie, Theodore P
Date: 1961
Publisher: Florida Board of Conservation, Division of Oyster Culture
Place of Publication: Apalachicola, FL
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Additional Information: Reissued 1965 by Research Department, Division Salt Water Fisheries, St. Petersburg, FL
Uncontrolled Keywords: oysters; Choctawhatchee Bay; Florida; hydrology; pageinpp
Subjects: Fisheries
Environment
Item ID: 302
Depositing User: Stephanie Haas
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2007 20:09
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 22:16
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/302

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