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Title:An Electrofishing Survey of the Illinois River, 1959-1974
Author(s):Sparks, Richard E.; Starrett, William Charles
Illinois River
Abstract:Because of their importance as unique resources, the Illinois River and its bottomland lakes were studied intensively by the Illinois State Laboratory of Natural History and its successor, the Natural History Sur\ey, from 1874 to 1927 (Forbes 1928:387). More recently, surveys of the fish populations of the river have been conducted regularly from the 1940's to the present. Various types of sampling gear have been employed in these surveys, for various purposes. For example, minnow seines were used regularly in midsummer to collect small fish and thereby gauge the spawning success of species which spawn in the spring. Hoop nets were used to collect large fish in backwaters and bottomland lakes. The present report concerns primarily the electrofishing surveys, which have been conducted regularly in the Illinois River in the fall, from 1959 through 1974.
Issue Date:1975-08
Publisher:Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Illinois Natural History Survey Bulletin; v. 031, no. 08
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright 2009 University of Illinois Board of Trustees. All rights reserved.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-05-23

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