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Study Guide Questions

1.     Laguna Madre is on the south coast of ____________________ .
2.     The Gulf of Mexico Barrier Island separates the mainland from the Gulf itself. True or false?
3.     Laguna Madre is a(n) _________________ estuary. a.) hyposaline b.) salycilic c.) antisalinic d.) hypersaline
4.     An environment such as #3 occurs when the amount of water ______________________ exceeds the amount of water being added.
5.     Sea grass hosts tiny marine life and thus is at the bottom of the _____________ _______________ .
6.     Because of its barren bottom, Baffin Bay has a limited number of species, but many fish. This is due to the fact that they do not compete for food. True or false?
7.     Not only is Laguna Madre a perfect place for marine life; it is also home to many ______________ . a.) cows b.) birds c.) rodents d.) lizards
8.     Why is Laguna Madre so fragile?
9.     Explain why the "brown tide" could be detrimental to the entire ecosystem of Laguna Madre.
10.     The dredging of the _____________________ Waterway helped Laguna Madre to drain.
11.     Why are fishing cabins harmful to the estuary?
12.     Shallow-water boats called _____________________ tear up sea grass; this will eventually cause a loss of fish.
13.     Why doesn't the State create passes in the barrier, in order to allow water to drain?
14.     The GCCA is trying to stock the Laguna Madre, but the fish cannot survive without a suitable _______________________ .
15.     What ideas are being implemented in order to preserve the estuary? What other ideas may work?
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