Post-larval Brown Shrimp

Prior to this study, no data on the critical post-larval shrimp habitat in the western Mississippi Sound was available



Western Mississippi Sounds is subject to salinity extremes

In flood years the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway sends freshwater through Lakes Pontchartrain and Borgne into western Mississippi Sound.

Cooperative study will define essential post-larval habitat in the Mississippi Sound

Provide information that can be incorporated in planned freshwater diversion projects




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