By Keri Heath, The Daily News
Health of the bayside environment is stable, but habitat loss and data collection pose challenges, according to an annual assessment.
While it’s good news the health of the bay is steady, rather than declining, lack of data in certain areas has prompted Galveston Bay Foundation, which writes the annual report, to consider how it gathers information for its assessment.
scores meaning a healthier environment for people and animals, according to the foundation. “The good news takes a lot longer to show itself and be demonstrative,” Erin Kinney, a research scientist, said. “What we’ve seen is a continuing ability for the different populations to maintain their status.”