INVESTIGATION OF THE POSSIBLE UTILITY OF MERISTIC CHARACTERS OF FISHES AS INDICATORS OF COASTAL CIRCULATION
OREGON UNIV EUGENE
Pagination or Media Count:
Meristic characters of fishes, e.g. numbers of vertebrae, fin spines, and fin rays give a good account of the thermal history during early development. Preliminary studies indicated that by intensive sampling of populations of juveniles of certain species as they arrived from their larval tour in the plankton, a good assessment could be made of the direction this larval tour had taken.
- Biological Oceanography