||Distribution and Abundance of Larval Fishes Along the Western Shore of Lake Erie at Monroe, Michigan.
Nelson, Don D. ;
Cole., R. A. ;
||Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. of Water Research.;Environmental Protection Agency, Grosse Ile, Mich. Lake Huron Basin Office.
Fresh water fishes ;
Cooling water ;
Lake Erie ;
Electric power plants ;
Surface temperature ;
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The distribution and abundance of larval fish in and around the condenser cooling-water system of an electric generating station on western Lake Erie was studied during the summers of 1973 and 1974. Samples were collected with a 1-m, No. 0 mesh (0.571 mm) plankton net. Analysis of variance and Tukey's post-hoc comparison were used to analyze differences in numbers of individuals collected. During the study period, 20 species of taxonomic groups were identified, although 90% of the total catch was represented by only 4 taxa. Abundances from year to year within these most abundant groups varied greatly, indicating a need for more than short-term studies.