Diversity of estuarine movements of striped bass (Morone saxatilis): a synoptic examination of an estuarine system in southern New Jersey

Able, Kenneth W. and Grothues, Thomas M. (2007) Diversity of estuarine movements of striped bass (Morone saxatilis): a synoptic examination of an estuarine system in southern New Jersey. Fishery Bulletin, 105(3), pp. 426-435.

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Abstract

We determined the dis-tribution of multiple (n=68; 508−978 mm total length [TL]) striped bass (Morone saxatilis) along the estua-rine salinity gradient in the Mullica River−Great Bay in southern New Jersey over two years to determine the diversity of habitat use and the movements of striped bass. Ultrasoni-cally tagged fish were detected in this estuarine area by means of wireless hydrophones deployed at four gates inside the entrance of the study area and farther up to tidal freshwater (38 km). Numerous individuals frequently departed and returned to the estuary, primarily in the spring and late fall over periods of 15−731 days at liberty. The period of residency and degree of movement of individuals to and from the estuary varied extensively among seasons and years. The diversity of movements in and out of, as well as within, the estuary differed from the less-complex patterns reported in earlier studies, perhaps because of the comprehensive and synoptic nature of this study.

Item Type: Article
Title: Diversity of estuarine movements of striped bass (Morone saxatilis): a synoptic examination of an estuarine system in southern New Jersey
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Able, Kenneth W.
Grothues, Thomas M.
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Fishery Bulletin
Volume: 105
Number: 3
Page Range: pp. 426-435
Date: 2007
ISSN: 0090-0656
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Biology
Ecology
Fisheries
Item ID: 8885
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2012 09:34
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2014 19:32
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/8885

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