Seasonality and Distribution of Fishes at the Proposed Northward Extension of the Dam Neck Disposal Site.
OLD DOMINION UNIV NORFOLK VA APPLIED MARINE RESEARCH LAB
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A conclusion of this report is that, while commercial and recreational fish species do migrate through the area DNDS and vicinity, they do not use the area to any appreciable extent for spawning. The objectives of this study were to determine the relative abundance of fishes in the study area and to describe their seasonal use patterns. The area, extending approximately from Rudee Inlet north to near Cape Henry and from the 25 foot depth contour out to the 45 foot contour, has been proposed as a dredge material disposal site. Keywords Dam Neck Disposal Site Fin fish Seasonal use patterns Relative abundance Trawl sampling Gillnet sampling Migratory pathway Species diversity Spawning.
- Biological Oceanography