NORTHEAST GULF OF MEXICO HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY DATA COLLECTED IN 1963,
TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION
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The survey region extends from the Mississippi Delta to Cape San Blas about 200 nautical miles and offshore to the 200 fathom depth contour 50 to 70 nautical miles. The surveys serve two primary purposes. One is to provide background information on the physical environment over the shelf to aid in interpretation of phenomena observed in the vicinity of nearshore platforms off Panama City Gaul, et al, 1963. The second is to study the distribution of physical properties as related to circulation over and outside the shelf. Studies of environmental influences on the distribution and occurrence of pelagic fishes Vick, 1964 and fouling organisms Gaul and Vick, 1964 Pequegnat, Gaul and Dean, 1964 also depend on survey data.