Results of a fish health survey of North Biscayne Bay, June 1976-June 1977

Udey, L. R. and Cantillo, A. Y. and Kandrashoff, W. and Browder, J. A. (2002) Results of a fish health survey of North Biscayne Bay, June 1976-June 1977. Silver Spring, MD, NOAA/National Ocean Service/National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, (NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS CCMA, 157)

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Fish were collected weekly in Biscayne Bay using a monofilament gill net set from a small skiff during 20-30 minute intervals. Although weekly sampling took place for 2.5 years, only the data from samples collected from June 1976 to June 1977 were used in this document. Abnormal external conditions of fins and body were observed on each fish and recorded. Fish were returned immediately to their habitats. Fish collected in the time period for this study numbered 3,765 and included 32 species. Of these, 16 species, totaling 3,556 fish, were caught in sufficient numbers (20 or more) to warrant data analysis. Only 3 of the 16 species could be considered relatively unafflicted: Aetobatus narinari (spotted eagle ray), Diodon hystrix (porcupinefish), and Selene vomer (lookdown). More than 80% of the examined specimens of these three species were unaffected. Less than 20% of the specimens of Diapterus plumieri (striped mojarra), Micropogonias undulatus (Atlantic croaker), and Pogonias cromis (black drum) displayed normal conditions. The three most afflicted species were Diapterus plumieri, striped mojarra; Micropogonias undulatus, Atlantic croaker; and Pogonias cromis, black drum. Only 7, 3, and 7% respectively showed no external evidence of disease. Data described in this document were originally tabulated in the mid-1970s, remained unpublished, and are no longer available. This document was based on archived unpublished text, a data summary table, and figures. Most of the text and cited references were the ones used in the original manuscript and no attempt was made to update them. (PDF contains 44 pages)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Results of a fish health survey of North Biscayne Bay, June 1976-June 1977
Personal Creator/Author:
Udey, L. R.
Cantillo, A. Y.
Kandrashoff, W.
Browder, J. A.
Series Name: NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS CCMA
Number: 157
Date: 2002
Publisher: NOAA/National Ocean Service/National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
Place of Publication: Silver Spring, MD
Issuing Agency: United States National Ocean Service
Additional Information: Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment; Univ. of Miami RSMAS Tech. Rep. 2002-02;
Subjects: Ecology
Item ID: 2174
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 28 May 2009 21:26
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 19:37

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