Hydrographic and Ecological Effects of Enlargement of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. Appendix I. Production and Distribution of Fish Eggs and Larvae in C and D Canal.
Rept. for 1971-1972,
MARYLAND UNIV SOLOMONS NATURAL RESOURCES INST
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The Chesapeake and Delaware Canal connecting the Delaware River estuary with the Chesapeake Bay is one of the more important spawning and nursery areas for striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay region. Eggs, larvae, and juveniles of 20 species of fishes are found in the C and D area, and young fishes of varying by season species are found in the canal area throughout the year. Analysis of data resulting from two years of sampling effort has revealed this area to be a common low salinity nursery area for fish species that variously spawn in fresh, brackish, or marine waters. Analysis of all available data fails to indicate that purely hydraulic effects of canal enlargement, presently underway, will be detrimental to the reproduction of any species of fish utilizing this area. Author
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering