Long lines help monitor fish at newest Texas artificial reef
June 25, 2017
PORT O'CONNOR, Texas (AP) — Sometimes, a lab is a boat and fish are the test subjects.
The Victoria Advocate reports researchers with the Center for Sportfish Science and Conservation at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi recently put out long lines while floating above the state's newest artificial reef.
They're studying not only how the reef recruits fish but also whether the fish prefer the reef's pyramids, which are made of limestone and a type of concrete, to be close together or far apart.
"We always joke that every day out here is probably six weeks of crunching numbers on a compu...