Population trends of major near-shore fish species in Indiana waters of Lake Michigan

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dc.contributor.advisor McComish, Thomas S. (Thomas Sherman), 1938- en_US
dc.contributor.author Sapp, Shawn A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:38:34Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:38:34Z
dc.date.created 1999 en_US
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1999 .S27 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/186437
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this research was to determine population trends of major nearshore fish species in Indiana waters of Lake Michigan from 1984 to 1998 to gain insight into species dynamics. Index trawl samples were collected twice monthly from June through August at three locations. Trends of catch-per-unit-effort (CPUE) were investigated for the most abundant species: yellow perch (Perca flavescens), alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus), spottail shiner (Notropis hudsonius), rainbow smelt (Osmerus mord iz), and bloater (Coregonus hoyi). Trawl catch of yellow perch, alewife, and spottail shiners at sites M, K, and G were strongly correlated suggesting similar fluctuations. Young-of-the-year trawl catch revealed that insight to population dynamics of species was not always reliable. Trawl CPUE of > age 1 fish provided insight to dynamics of the major species at all sample locations with strong trend similarities between sites. No strong major species interactions were found using simple linear correlations.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Biology
dc.format.extent xiii, 165 leaves : ill., map ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fish populations -- Michigan, Lake. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fish populations -- Indiana. en_US
dc.title Population trends of major near-shore fish species in Indiana waters of Lake Michigan en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1125023 en_US

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