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1995

Marine Biology

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Spawning And Ecology Of Early Life Stages Of Black Drum, Pogonias Cormis, In Lower Chesapeake Bay, Louis Broaddus Daniel Iii Jan 1995

Spawning And Ecology Of Early Life Stages Of Black Drum, Pogonias Cormis, In Lower Chesapeake Bay, Louis Broaddus Daniel Iii

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During spring 1990 and 1991, ichthyoplankton surveys were conducted in lower Chesapeake Bay to estimate seasonal egg production, population biomass and the impact of predation by gelatinous zooplankton on early life stages of black drum, Pogonias cromis. Rearing experiments indicated that at least three species of sciaenid (silver perch, Bairdiella chrysoura; weakfish, Cynoscion regalis and P. cromis) were spawning in the survey area during both years. Specific identification of eggs based on previously published ranges of outside egg diameter (OED) were not reliable due to considerable overlap in diameter distributions. Analysis of weekly OED frequency revealed the presence of three ...


Effects Of Simulated Sediment Resuspension Events On The Abundance Of Water Column Bacteria Of Tomales Bay, California, Christopher J. Collumb Jan 1995

Effects Of Simulated Sediment Resuspension Events On The Abundance Of Water Column Bacteria Of Tomales Bay, California, Christopher J. Collumb

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No abstract provided.


Nutrition And Feeding In Striped Bass Morone Saxatilis Larvae: Lipid And Fatty Acid Requirements And Microencapsulated Diets, Sureyya Ozkizilcik Jan 1995

Nutrition And Feeding In Striped Bass Morone Saxatilis Larvae: Lipid And Fatty Acid Requirements And Microencapsulated Diets, Sureyya Ozkizilcik

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There has been a growing interest in the commercial aquaculture of striped bass, Morone saxatilis. Little is known, however, about the nutritional requirements and feeding physiology of striped bass larvae. The objectives of this study were (a) to evaluate the efficiency of the live food enrichment techniques in studying the nutritional requirements for polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), phospholipids and free amino acids, (b) to determine the ontogenetic changes of lipolytic enzymes, and (c) to develop a microencapsulated diet for striped bass larvae as full or partial replacement of live food. Three enrichment techniques, namely, microencapsulated fish oil, yeast/fish oil ...


Immigration Variability And Post-Settlement Processes Of The Spiny Lobster, Panulirus Argus, In The Exuma Cays, Bahamas, Luis Coba-Cetina Jan 1995

Immigration Variability And Post-Settlement Processes Of The Spiny Lobster, Panulirus Argus, In The Exuma Cays, Bahamas, Luis Coba-Cetina

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No abstract provided.


Impact Of Artificial Reef Associates On Macrobenthic Community Structure In Florida Bay, Heinz Michael Proft Jan 1995

Impact Of Artificial Reef Associates On Macrobenthic Community Structure In Florida Bay, Heinz Michael Proft

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No abstract provided.


Filtration Of Oysters In Patches: Effects Of Water Flow And Seston Composition, Deborah Armitage Harsh Jan 1995

Filtration Of Oysters In Patches: Effects Of Water Flow And Seston Composition, Deborah Armitage Harsh

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No abstract provided.


Finfish Communities Of Two Intertidal Marshes Of The Goodwin Islands, York River, Virginia, Lisa Ann Ayers Jan 1995

Finfish Communities Of Two Intertidal Marshes Of The Goodwin Islands, York River, Virginia, Lisa Ann Ayers

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The finfish communities using the intertidal surfaces of a bay-exposed marsh and a sheltered, channel marsh of the Goodwin Islands, York River, Virginia were studied from May to November 1994. Samples were taken approximately twice monthly using a flume weir at three stations in each marsh. Species composition, abundance and biomass were estimated, and growth patterns and production rates were described for the dominant species. A total of 3001 fish were collected from 11 species and 8 families. Fundulus heteroclitus dominated both marshes and accounted for 83.07% of the total number of fish caught, and 84.83% of the ...


Effects Of Sunlight And Seasonal Temperature On Persistence Of Four Bacteriophages In An Estuarine Environment, Terri A. Muller Jan 1995

Effects Of Sunlight And Seasonal Temperature On Persistence Of Four Bacteriophages In An Estuarine Environment, Terri A. Muller

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Crassostrea Virginica On Constructed Intertidal Oyster Reefs: The Effects Of Tidal Height And Substrate Level On Settlement, Growth, And Mortality, Ian K. Bartol Jan 1995

Crassostrea Virginica On Constructed Intertidal Oyster Reefs: The Effects Of Tidal Height And Substrate Level On Settlement, Growth, And Mortality, Ian K. Bartol

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


A Study Of The Histozoic Oyster Parasite, Perkinsus Marinus: I. Disease Processes In American Oysters (Crassostrea Virginica). Ii. Biochemistry Of Perkinsus Marinus, Aswani K. Volety Jan 1995

A Study Of The Histozoic Oyster Parasite, Perkinsus Marinus: I. Disease Processes In American Oysters (Crassostrea Virginica). Ii. Biochemistry Of Perkinsus Marinus, Aswani K. Volety

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Numerous studies have investigated the disease processes of Perkinsus marinus in the oyster, Crassostrea virginica. However, the transmission dynamics and factors affecting P. marinus infection are still unclear. The objectives of this study were to investigate: (1) the principal and most effective lifestage of P. marinus, (2) the synergistic effects of temperature, salinity and P. marinus dose on disease prevalence, (3) suppression of host reactive oxygen intermediates by P. marinus, (4) the localization of acid phosphatase in the parasite, (5) the effects of temperature and salinity on acid phosphatase secretion, and (6) the P. marinus lipid and fatty acid composition ...