David C. Lindquist, David C. Lindquist and Richard F. Shaw, Richard F. Shaw (2005) Effects of current speed and turbidity on stationary light-trap catches of larval and juvenile fishes. Fishery Bulletin, 103(2), pp. 438-444.
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Light traps are one of a number of different gears used to sample pelagic larval and juvenile fishes. In contrast to conventional towed nets, light traps primarily collect larger size classes, including settlement-size larvae (Choat et al., 1993; Hickford and Schiel, 1999 ; Hernandez and Shaw, 2003), and, therefore, have become important tools for discerning recruitment dynamics (Sponaugle and Cowen, 1996; Wilson, 2001). The relative ease with which multiple synoptic light trap samples can be taken means that larval distribution patterns can be mapped with greater spatial resolution (Doherty, 1987). Light traps are also useful for sampling shallow or structurally complex habitats where towed nets are ineffective or prohibited (Gregory and Powles, 1985; Brogan, 1994; Hernandez and Shaw, 2003).
|Title:||Effects of current speed and turbidity on stationary light-trap catches of larval and juvenile fishes|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Fishery Bulletin|
|Page Range:||pp. 438-444|
|Issuing Agency:||United States National Marine Fisheries Service|
|Depositing User:||Patti M. Marraro|
|Date Deposited:||13 Aug 2012 15:45|
|Last Modified:||13 Aug 2012 15:45|
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