Open Bay Waters - Galveston Bay

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Open bay
Open Bay Waters

Open Bay Waters: Galveston Bay

Open bay waters are common in the midst of several coastal bays in Texas. No sea grass beds grow on the soft bottom here and there are no oyster reefs in this part of the bay.

Tiny plants and animals thrive in the nutrient-rich waters. They, in turn, feed the young of commercially important fish and shrimp.

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