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Relationships between seagrass bed characteristics and juvenile queen conch (Strombus gigas Linne) abundance in the Bahamas

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Date Issued:
1995
Title: Relationships between seagrass bed characteristics and juvenile queen conch (Strombus gigas Linne) abundance in the Bahamas.
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Name(s): Stoner, Allan W., creator
Lin, Junda, creator
Hanisak, M. Dennis, creator
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 1995
Publisher: National Shellfisheries Association, Inc.
Extent: 10 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3174041 (digitool), FADT3174041 (IID), fau:5751 (fedora)
Note(s): Juveniles of the large, commercially significant gastropod Strombus gigas Linne (queen conch) are aggregated year after year in specific sectors of large seagrass meadows on the Great Bahama Bank. The association of conch with particular nursery grounds was investigated at 23 stations near Lee Stocking Island, Exuma Cays, Bahamas. The stations were chosen to represent locations both within and outside the nursery sites, and matched as closely as possible in terms of depth, seagrass density, and sediment characteristics. Principal component analysis indicated that no single habitat variable was a good predictor of juvenile conch abundance.
This manuscript may be cited as: Stoner, A. W., Lin, J., & Hanisak, M. D. (1995). Relationships between seagrass bedcharacteristics and juvenile queen conch (Strombus gigas Linne) abundance in the Bahamas. Journal of Shellfish Research, 14(2), 315-323.
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #1113.
Subject(s): Seagrasses
Queen conch
Algae
Multivariate analysis
Sediment, Suspended
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FCLA/DT/3174041
Restrictions on Access: ©1995 National Shellfisheries Association, Inc.
Host Institution: FAU