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Title:Growth and Survival Rate of Nearshore Fishes in Lake Michigan, 2013
Author(s):Creque, Sara M.; Czesny, Sergiusz J.; Rinchard, J.; Futia, Matt
Subject(s):Lake Michigan
yellow perch
alewife
zooplankton
invertebrates
fish
Geographic Coverage:Lake Michigan
Abstract:Research described in this report focuses on Illinois waters of Lake Michigan and provides essential information for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) to better understand factors contributing to nearshore fish community assemblages in a spatial and habitat related context. Information presented herein expands limited data and directly aids fisheries management efforts. This report describes results obtained during 2013 field season and marks the sixth year of major changes to the project, which included changing sampling locations, expanding sampling sites to include different habitat types, and expanding sampling techniques to collect juvenile fish. Data analysis from field sampling conducted in 2014 is ongoing and lab processing is not complete. As such, a complete reporting of data collected during the 2013 sampling season is presented, covering data from Segments 16 and 17. Further, some objectives are based on long term data collection and insights will become clearer as results accrue through future sampling; therefore, results for each objective may not be specifically discussed in this report. Below, we present the study objectives and several research highlights.
Issue Date:2015-01-02
Publisher:Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Technical Report INHS 2015 (48)
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/89499
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Sponsor:IDNR Division of Fisheries F-138 R-17
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Rights Information:This document is a product of the Illinois Natural History Survey, and has been selected and made available by the Illinois Natural History Survey and the University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is intended solely for noncommercial research and educational use, and proper attribution is requested.
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-03-11


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