Accession Number:

AD0402754

Title:

INVESTIGATION OF THE POSSIBLE UTILITY OF MERISTIC CHARACTERS OF FISHES AS INDICATORS OF COASTAL CIRCULATION

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

OREGON UNIV EUGENE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE