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Fishes of Savannas Preserve State Park

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Date Issued:
2007
Summary:
Freshwater marshes are a harsh wetland ecosystem classified by seasonal water level fluctuation. Dry down periods are common in some marshes, making life difficult for fish and other aquatic organisms. The goal of this study was to compile an updated species list of fishes inhabiting the freshwater marsh system within Savannas Preserve State Park. Twenty-three fish species were collected between August 2005 and May 2007. This survey, along with past collections, and the current species list in the park's management plan were used to make a new proposed species list. Three species of nonnative fishes were observed during the study, the first report of exotic fishes in the park. It is believed that abnormally high water levels for an extended period may have allowed the water in neighboring canals to connect to the marsh system and, as a result, new species were able become introduced in the park.
Title: Fishes of Savannas Preserve State Park.
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Name(s): McKee, Kristy.
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Thesis
Issuance: multipart monograph
Date Issued: 2007
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
electronic resource
Extent: vii, 28 leaves : ill.
Language(s): English
Summary: Freshwater marshes are a harsh wetland ecosystem classified by seasonal water level fluctuation. Dry down periods are common in some marshes, making life difficult for fish and other aquatic organisms. The goal of this study was to compile an updated species list of fishes inhabiting the freshwater marsh system within Savannas Preserve State Park. Twenty-three fish species were collected between August 2005 and May 2007. This survey, along with past collections, and the current species list in the park's management plan were used to make a new proposed species list. Three species of nonnative fishes were observed during the study, the first report of exotic fishes in the park. It is believed that abnormally high water levels for an extended period may have allowed the water in neighboring canals to connect to the marsh system and, as a result, new species were able become introduced in the park.
Identifier: 285279364 (oclc), 40970 (digitool), FADT40970 (IID), fau:1463 (fedora)
Note(s): by Kristy McKee.
Thesis (B.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, Honors College, 2007.
Bibliography: leaves 27-28.
Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, FL : 2007 Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject(s): Savannas Preserve State Park (Fla.)
Ecology -- Florida
Fishes -- Florida -- Identification
Population biology -- Florida
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Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/40970
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