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Main Title Nutrient Enrichment of Chesapeake Bay and Its Impact on the Habitat of Striped Bass: A Speculative Hypothesis.
Author Price, K. S. ; Flemer, D. A. ; Taft, J. L. ; Mackiernan, G. B. ; Burger, N. H. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Annapolis, MD. Chesapeake Bay Program. ;Delaware Univ., Lewes. Coll. of Marine Studies. ;Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Gray Herbarium. ;University of West Florida, Pensacola. Inst. for Statistical and Mathematical Modeling.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/J-85/422;
Stock Number PB86-208550
Additional Subjects Nutrients ; Bass ; Chesapeake Bay ; Water pollution ; Deep water ; Plankton ; Biomass ; Oxygen ; Concentration(Composition) ; Chlorophylls ; Temperature ; Reprints ; Morone saxatilis ; Striped base ; Habitats
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-208550 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 12p
Stocks of striped bass Morone saxatilis have declined in the Chesapeake Bay system over the last decade. The authors present evidence for the working hypothesis that the decline has resulted, in part, from loss of deep-water habitat for adults, caused by limiting concentrations of dissolved oxygen that are related, in turn, to nutrient enrichment and greater planktonic production. A related hypothesis is that changes in the near-shore habitat for juvenile striped bass, involving severe declines in submerged aquatic vegetation due to nutrient-driven planktonic shading, also have contributed to the decline of striped bass.