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Main Title Synthesis of Basic Life Histories of Tampa Bay Species.
Author Killam, K. A. ; Hochberg, R. J. ; Rzemien, E. C. ;
CORP Author Versar, Inc., Columbia, MD. ESM Operations. ;University of South Florida, Tampa.;Tampa Bay National Estuary Program, St. Petersburg, FL.
Publisher Dec 92
Year Published 1992
Report Number TBNEP-10-92;
Stock Number PB93-196012
Additional Subjects Tampa Bay ; Aquatic animals ; Life cycles ; Species diversity ; Fishes ; Shrimp ; Shellfish ; Worms ; Animal behavior ; Ecosystems ; Estuaries ; Manatees ; National Estuary Program
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-196012 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 08/23/1993
Collation 255p
One of the goals of the Tampa Bay National Estuary Program (TBNEP) is to acquire information necessary for maintaining or improving the condition of the estuary's natural resources. The purpose of the project was to characterize habitat types critical to the survival of endemic fish and wildlife species. This information will be used to guide the development of effective strategies for habitat restoration and protection and to identify information necessary for future management decisions. Two general life history patterns emerged from the species summaries. Some species, including spotted seatrout, clown goby, striped killifish, manatee, hard clam and American oyster remain in the estuary their entire life cycle. Others, such as blue crabs, striped mullet, tarpon, spot, and pink shrimp spawn just outside the estuary or some distance offshore. Currents or tides transport eggs, larvae or juveniles of these species back into the estuary. In either situation, the estuary serves as a nursery area for larval and juvenile stages of these species and as a forage area for subadults and adults. Degradation of nursery habitats or forage areas within the estuary could seriously affect the populations of many of these species.