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Fish Species That Thrive In Bay Bottoms Are Being Impacted By Dead Zones
2013-07-09 07:35:36

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) have completed a 10-year study, providing the first quantitative evidence on a bay-wide scale that the distribution and abundance of "demersal" fishes -- fish species that live and feed near the Bay bottom -- are being impacted by low-oxygen "dead zones." Species affected by these dead zones, such as the Atlantic croaker, white perch, spot, striped bass and summer...

2008-07-01 18:00:13

An analysis of 50 years of data from weekly U.S. fish trawling surveys in and near Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay show climate change is affecting the fish. The University of Rhode Island study shows there is an ongoing significant shift in composition of coastal fish communities -- invertebrates and warm-water species are increasing, while bottom feeders species are decreasing. Scientists attribute the change primarily to global warming. Professor Jeremy Collie, who directed the...

2007-02-15 09:00:35

By Schmidt, Jon A; Ellsworth, Steven W; Brooks, R Allen; Bishop, Darren F; Et al ENVIRONMENTAL MITIGATION-3 Gulfstream Natural Gas System LLC created habitat replacement sites on the Gulf of Mexico seafloor during installation of its subsea pipeline as part of efforts to mitigate its effect on both epiflora-epifauna and fish. Pipelines The habitat replacement sites consisted of either groupings of limestone boulders or prefabricated reef modules (Fig. 1), both of which served as...


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Twoline Eelpout, Bothrocara Brunneum
2012-12-29 15:25:10

The twoline eelpout is native to the deep water between the Bering Sea and Mexico, including Attu Island, also in the north western Pacific from northern Russia to southern Japan. This fish is a bottom dweller called a bathydemersal (below 650 feet) and is found at depths 2,000 - 6,000 feet where a sandy or muddy ocean floor is found. The twoline eelpout is the only eelpout species with two lateral lines across the light grey or brown body that is semi-translucent. The dorsal (top) and...

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