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A comparison of the fish populations and habitat in open and closed salt marsh impoundments in east—central Florida

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Date Issued:
1982
Title: A comparison of the fish populations and habitat in open and closed salt marsh impoundments in east—central Florida.
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Name(s): Gilmore, R. G., creator
Cooke, D. W., creator
Donohoe, Christopher J., creator
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 1982
Publisher: Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium of Alabama
Extent: 14 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3340754 (digitool), FADT3340754 (IID), fau:6361 (fedora)
Note(s): Monthly collections of fishes made during 1979 and 1980 are used to compare two marsh Impoundments: one closed to tidal Influence from the Indian River lagoon and the other reopened to tidal influence through a single 80 cm diameter culvert. The closed impoundment was found to contain a depauperate ichthyofauna consisting of 12 species collected under stressed environmental conditions. Water temperatures ranged from 14 to 34° C, salinities fluctuated widely from 2.0 to 200 ppt and dissolved oxygen was measured as low as 1.2 and as high as 14.2 ppm. The open Impoundment contained a far richer ichthyofauna with 41 fish species captured at temperatures of 13.5 to 30° C, salinities of 25 to 38 ppt and dissolved oxygen levels of 2.2 to 7.5 ppm. The open impoundment also demonstrated extensive regrowth of marsh vegetation.
The final version of this manuscript is published by http://goms.disl.org/ and may be cited as: Gilmore, R. G., Cooke, D. W., & Donohoe, C. J. (1982). A comparison of the fish populations and habitat in open and closed salt marsh impoundments in east—central Florida. Northeast Gulf Science, 5(2), 25-37.
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #263.
Subject(s): Salt marshes--Florida
Salt marsh ecology--Florida
Fish populations
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FCLA/DT/3340754
Restrictions on Access: ©1982 Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium of Alabama
Host Institution: FAU