publication . Article . 2017

Seasonal fish and invertebrate communities in three northern California estuaries

Osborn, Katherine;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2017
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: Algeria
Abstract
The majority of Northern California estuaries are small, flooded, river valleys that are largely unstudied due to their small sizes and remote locations. Yet these estuaries serve as important nursery areas for many marine fish species including rockfish, flatfish, smelt, and herring, and they are vital to anadromous species such as Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and Steelhead (O. mykiss). I sampled the summer and winter fish and invertebrate communities of the Big, Mad, and Ten Mile river estuaries. Fish were sampled via beach seine or fyke net and invertebrates were sampled via benthic cores, June 2014-June 2016. This research is part of a larger su...
Subjects
free text keywords: Life Sciences, fish, invertebrates, estuaries
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