You are here

Juvenile Population Dynamics of Families Lutjanidae and Serranidae in the Gulf of Mexico, with Respect to the Loop Current and other Hydrographic Features

Download pdf | Full Screen View

Date Issued:
2018
Summary:
The Gulf of Mexico (GoM) contains a variety oceanographic features including; the Loop Current, cyclonic/anticyclonic eddies, common water, and the Mississippi River Plume. The relationship these features have on the community assemblages of Families Lutjanidae and Serranidae has been of great interest from both biological and economic standpoints. These families represent some of the most economically important fisheries in the GoM. Identifying the role these features play in the transportation of larval and juvenile nearshore species to offshore environments is vital to resource managers. Using data collected shortly after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill via the NOAA Natural Resource Damage Assessment in 2011 as well as cruises conducted by the Deep Pelagic Nekton Dynamics of the Gulf of Mexico (DEEPEND) Consortium from 2015-2017, the faunal composition and abundance of these families were analyzed with respect to seasonality, oceanographic features, depth distribution, and time.
Title: Juvenile Population Dynamics of Families Lutjanidae and Serranidae in the Gulf of Mexico, with Respect to the Loop Current and other Hydrographic Features.
27 views
9 downloads
Name(s): Velez, Sebastian, author
Moore, Jon, Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Center for Environmental Studies
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2018
Date Issued: 2018
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 155 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The Gulf of Mexico (GoM) contains a variety oceanographic features including; the Loop Current, cyclonic/anticyclonic eddies, common water, and the Mississippi River Plume. The relationship these features have on the community assemblages of Families Lutjanidae and Serranidae has been of great interest from both biological and economic standpoints. These families represent some of the most economically important fisheries in the GoM. Identifying the role these features play in the transportation of larval and juvenile nearshore species to offshore environments is vital to resource managers. Using data collected shortly after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill via the NOAA Natural Resource Damage Assessment in 2011 as well as cruises conducted by the Deep Pelagic Nekton Dynamics of the Gulf of Mexico (DEEPEND) Consortium from 2015-2017, the faunal composition and abundance of these families were analyzed with respect to seasonality, oceanographic features, depth distribution, and time.
Identifier: FA00005983 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2018.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Lutjanidae
Serranidae
Fish populations--Mexico, Gulf of
Loop Current
Held by: Florida Atlantic University Libraries
Sublocation: Digital Library
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/FA00005983
Use and Reproduction: Copyright © is held by the author, with permission granted to Florida Atlantic University to digitize, archive and distribute this item for non-profit research and educational purposes. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires permission of the copyright holder.
Use and Reproduction: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
Host Institution: FAU
Is Part of Series: Florida Atlantic University Digital Library Collections.