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Main Title Nearshore Fish and Macroinvertebrate Assemblages Along the Strait of Juan de Fuca Including Food Habits of Nearshore Fish.
Author Simenstad, Charles A. ; Miller, Bruce S. ; Cross, Jeffry N. ; Fresh, Kurt L. ; Steinfort., S. Nancy ;
CORP Author National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Boulder, Colo. Marine Ecosystems Analysis Program Office. ;Washington Univ., Seattle. Fisheries Research Inst.
Year Published 1977
Report Number NOAA-TM-ERL-MESA-20; NOAA-78021510;
Stock Number PB-279 406
Additional Subjects Natural resources ; Oil pollution ; Fishes ; Invertebrates ; Continental shelves ; Juan de Fuca Strait ; Distribution(Property) ; Abundance ; Biomass ; Feeding habits ; Surveys ; Water quality ; Ocean temperature ; Dissolved gases ; Oxygen ; Salinity ; Bioassay ; Crustacea ; Seasonal variations ; Classifications ; Tables(Data) ; MESA project ; Outer continental shelves ; Baseline studies ; Standing crops ; Habitats
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-279 406 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 155p
In response to potential oil shipment to or through the Strait of Juan de Fuca, this baseline study was initiated to document the distribution, abundance, and biomass of the nearshore fish, to determine the food habits of the fish and to identify axnd catalogue the macroinvertebrates collected incidentally with the fish. Seventy species of fish were collected by beach seine (demersal fishes) and townet (neritic species). Species richness increased from west to east. Fish were generally most abundant during the summer; reduced abundances typified winter collections. Standing crop was greatest during summer and fall and least during winter and spring. One hundred and fifteen species of macroinvertebrates were collected with the fish. The highest values were usually recorded during the spring and the lowest during the fall.