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dc.contributor.advisorBubolo, Nicole Justineen_US
dc.contributor.advisorChang, Sherryen_US
dc.contributor.advisorLarese. Stephenen_US
dc.contributor.advisorReigert, Mariaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorTorre, F. Jasonen_US
dc.contributor.authorMarine Sciences Research Center
dc.contributor.authorConover, David O.
dc.contributor.authorCerrato, Robert Michael
dc.contributor.authorBokuniewicz, Henry J. (Henry Joseph)
dc.contributor.otherPreservation Department, Stony Brook University Librariesen_US
dc.identifier.citationConover, D. Effect of borrow pits on the abundance and distribution of fishes in the Lower Bay of New York Harbor / by D. Conover, R. Cerrato, H. Bokuniewicz. Stony Brook, N.Y. : Marine Sciences Research Center, State University of New York, [1985]en_US
dc.descriptioniv, 68 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. Includes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.description.abstractfrom the abstract, "A finfish survey was done on a monthly basis by trawling at three sites in the Lower Bay of New York Harbor. Two of these sites were within borrow pits that had been excavated in the bay floor by subaqueous sand mining operations and one of these was a control site on a nearby sandy shoal that was probably typical of the original pre-mined habitat. The gut contents of winter flounder at each site were also examined. Both the abundance of fishes and the diet of winter flounder were similar at the two pit sites, but differed at the shoal site. Fish catches on the sandy shoal were lower than at the borrow pit sites. Temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, and benthic food sources were considered, but none of these parameters alone seemed to control the fish populations in the pits. Since both the pit sites had muddy bottoms while the shoal site had a sandy bottom, substrate characteristics may explain why the catches at the pit sites were similar and generally higher than catches at the shoal site."en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe works contained within this collection are the final products of a joint collaboration between the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SOMAS); the MASIC Library and the Preservation Department. The project was conducted during the winter through summer 2013 academic semesters, and its focus was to convert older, archival records generated by SOMAS and maintained within the University Libraries to accessible, electronic resources in support of research and learning. All works are based on the original, analog (paper) records as released by SOMAS, except where born digital only records have been loaded to the system. All works have been preserved for historic purposes, please see the Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Library for assistance in viewing the analog originals upon which this project is based.en_US
dc.formatSerialized Monographen_US
dc.format.mediumElectronic resourceen_US
dc.publisherMarine Sciences Research Center, Stony Brook Universityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSpecial report (State University of New York at Stony Brook. Marine Sciences Research Center);64
dc.rightsStony Brook Universityen_US
dc.subjectMarine Sciences.en_US
dc.subjectAtmospheric Sciences.en_US
dc.subjectFish populations -- Lower Bay (N.Y. and N.J.)en_US
dc.subjectFishes -- Lower Bay (N.Y. and N.J.) -- Effect of habitat modification on.en_US
dc.subjectDredging spoil -- Environmental aspects -- Lower Bay (N.Y. and N.J.)en_US
dc.subjectWaste disposal in the ocean -- Environmental aspects -- New York (N.Y.)en_US
dc.subjectNational Sea Grant Program -- New York Sea Grant Institute.en_US
dc.subjectNew York District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.en_US
dc.titleEffect of borrow pits on the abundance and distribution of fishes in the Lower Bay of New York Harboren_US
dc.publisher.locationStony Brook, NYen_US

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