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Main Title Spatial distribution and temperature selection of fish near the thermal outfall of a power plant during fall, winter and spring /
Author Ross, M. J., ; Siniff, D. B.
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Siniff, D. B.
CORP Author Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.;Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN.
Publisher Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ;
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/3-80-009; EPA-68-03-2145, EPA-R-804997010
Stock Number PB80-148703
OCLC Number 06259900
Subjects Fishes--Geographical distribution
Additional Subjects Fresh water fishes ; Animal ecology ; Thermal pollution ; Cooling water ; Monitoring ; Perch ; Bass ; Motion ; Animal migrations ; Distribution(Property) ; Temperature measurement ; Seasonal variations ; Depth ; Electric power plants ; Radio tracking ; Radio telemetry ; Animal behavior
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-80-009 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 600-3-80-009 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/16/2019
ELDD  EPA-600/3-80-009 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 08/23/2002
ERAD  EPA 600/3-80-009 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/22/2012
NTIS  PB80-148703 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xi, 117 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
The movement patterns of 4 fish species: yellow perch (Perca flavescens), northern pike (Esox lucius), largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) and walleye (Stizostedion vitreum) were monitored by radio telemetry near the thermal discharge of a power plant (delta T 15C nominal). Fish movements relative to depth, temperature, center of the home range, discharge point, and release location are examined. Near thermally altered areas northern pike exhibited the greatest amount of movement followed by yellow perch, walleye and largemouth bass. Except for largemouth bass, thermal experience was found to be transitory. An overall mean winter temperature selection of 5.4C was determined for yellow perch. While only in the thermally altered area yellow perch had a slightly higher mean thermal experience, 6.3C. Yellow perch were not found to be attracted from the surrounding areas into the heated waters of the discharge bay during the cooler months.
"January 1980." Includes bibliographical references. Contract no. Contract Number: 68-03-2145 Grant no.