Talk:Laguna Madre (United States)

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The text of the entry was: Did you know ... that the Laguna Madre (pictured) in Texas is one of the earth's six hypersaline bays?
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--William S. Saturn (talk) 07:21, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

Earth's four hypersaline bays[edit]

one of the Earth's four hypersaline bays: Why not mention the other three? I can only name one of them.--Wetman (talk) 22:06, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

I'm trying to find out also, so far all I've found is Shark Bay [1]. --William S. Saturn (talk) 22:27, 9 June 2010 (UTC)
I believe Laguna Madre of Tamaulipas is also included as one of the four.--William S. Saturn (talk) 23:23, 9 June 2010 (UTC)
From The Laguna Madre of Texas and Tamaulipas, it turns out that there are actually four others (five if you include Laguna Madre of Tamaulipas as separate):

--William S. Saturn (talk) 05:49, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

Shark Bay was the only one that I knew. Wikipedia needs an article on "Putrid Sea", which must have a better gazetteer name.--Wetman (talk) 15:02, 12 June 2010 (UTC)
I wouldn't be so sure! Ukrainians like to call a spade a spade, or rather a Заступ a Заступ. It'll do well at DYK anyway. Johnbod (talk) 22:18, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

1962 hurricane[edit]

The article refers to a hurricane in 1862 as the reason for redredging, what is the storm's name? Marcia Wright (talk) 05:14, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

I was misled by a source which stated that a "storm" had destroyed the channel in 1957. I looked into it and found that the actual reason for redredging was to deepen the pass after work was done on the jetties.--William S. Saturn (talk) 06:04, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Laguna Madre (United States)/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Sasata (talk) 20:26, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

Hello again, I've selected this article for review. Will have comments up in a day or two. Sasata (talk) 20:26, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

Looks good once again. Here's some suggestions for mostly minor tweaks: Sasata (talk) 02:12, 24 July 2010 (UTC)

  • suggest giving dates for Pleistocene epoch  Done
  • link Rio Grande  Done
  • "…after water sellers came ashore in the late 18th Century." perhaps a few words to explain what water sellers are?
I added that the watersellers were "looking for freshwater supplies" after further consultation of the source. Surprisingly, there are no articles on wikipedia strictly about the selling of water during this period, but the practice is mentioned in the article The Waterseller of Seville about a 17th century painting of watersellers.--William S. Saturn (talk) 07:21, 24 July 2010 (UTC)
  • "The city was named Port Isabel in 1928" wasn't it already known as Port Isabel since the 1830s?
During the 1830s it was known as Point Isabel.--William S. Saturn (talk) 07:21, 24 July 2010 (UTC)
  • link 2000 census  Done
  • Corpus Christi should be linked at first occurrence in the History section  Done
  • link dredged Done
  • "The site currently has 415 residents." What site? Port Mansfield? Also, avoid using "currently"; preferred is a timeless expression like "as of 2010"
Fixed.--William S. Saturn (talk) 07:21, 24 July 2010 (UTC)
  • in the fist picture of "Features", the caption says Laguna Salada is in dark brown, but I don't see it at thumbnail, and the color isn't really distinctive at high view. Any chance this color could be made more obvious?
Unfortunately, the image was wiped from my system. I have made the location clearer in the caption.--William S. Saturn (talk) 07:21, 24 July 2010 (UTC)
  • link ppt to parts-per notation Done
  • "and the Laguna Madre of Tamaulipas, which is sometimes paired with the Laguna Madre of Texas." what does it mean to be "paired with"?
Clarified.--William S. Saturn (talk) 07:21, 24 July 2010 (UTC)
  • The tpwmagazine source used claims there's only four hypersaline bays in the world. Are you confident that Judd et all (2002) is more reliable for this (maybe, it's University-published), or could you find a third opinion?
I contacted the author of the tpwm article to identify the other hypersaline bays. He referred me to an expert at Corpus Christi A&M, who showed me a passage from a book that he co-wrote, which detailed the six hypersaline bays.--William S. Saturn (talk) 07:21, 24 July 2010 (UTC)
  • "80% of the seagrass on the Texas Coast" should rephrase so that the sentence doesn't start with a number  Done
  • "Laguna Madre is home to more finfish than anywhere else on the coast," -> clarify just to be sure… "of the Gulf of Mexico"
Clarified.--William S. Saturn (talk) 07:21, 24 July 2010 (UTC)
  • link shrimping Done
  • need tonnes conversion for short tons Done
  • link oil and gas pipeline to pipeline transport Done
  • maybe link Activists to environmentalism; link tourism Done
Thank you again for the review.--William S. Saturn (talk) 07:21, 24 July 2010 (UTC)

Everything looks to be in order, am promoting now. Sasata (talk) 14:21, 24 July 2010 (UTC)

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