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Main Title Feeding Ecology of Atlantic Menhaden ('Brevoortia tyrannus') in Chesapeake Bay.
Author P. D. Lynch
CORP Author William and Mary Coll., Gloucester Point, VA. Inst. of Marine Science.; Environmental Protection Agency, Annapolis, MD. Chesapeake Bay Program.
Year Published 2007
Stock Number PB2013-105312
Additional Subjects Feeding behavior ; Marine fishes ; Chesapeake Bay ; Food habits ; Ecology ; Estuaries ; Seasonal migrations ; Spawning ; Coastal bays ; Brevoortia tyrannnus ; Atlantic menhaden
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2013-105312 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 95p
Atlantic menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus Latrobe, 1802) are schooling pelagic fish distributed in nearshore and estuarine habitats along the western Atlantic Ocean from Nova Scotia to central Florida (Nicholson 1978, Murdy et al. 1997). Menhaden are estuarine-dependent, but each year large schools undertake extensive north-south seasonal migrations along the coast (Reintjes 1969, Nicholson 1978). The majority of the adult population is thought to aggregate off Cape Hatteras, NC in the winter months, and menhaden begin migrating northward with the onset of spring. By summer, they are stratified by age and size along the coast, with the larger older fish migrating the farthest north.