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U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station Coastal Ecology Group

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Works: 118 works in 546 publications in 1 language and 24,076 library holdings
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Most widely held works by U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Species profiles : life histories and environmental requirements of coastal fishes and invertebrates (Pacific Northwest) : Pacific oyster by Gilbert B Pauley( Book )

164 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and held by 7,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Species profiles are literature summaries of the life history, distribution, and environmental requirements of coastal fishes and invertebrates. Profiles are prepared to assist with environmental impact assessment. The Atlantic menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus) is an important commercial fish along the Atlantic coast. In the South Atlantic Region, Atlantic menhaden spawn during winter in continental shelf waters. Adults then move inshore and northward in spring; some move into estuaries as far as the brackish-freshwater boundary. Atlantic menhaden larvae in the South Atlantic Region enter estuaries after 1 to 3 months at sea. Young fish move into the shallow regions of estuaries and seem to prefer vegetated marsh habitats. Atlantic menhaden are size-selective plankton feeders as larvae, and filter feeders as juveniles and adults. Due to their large population size, individual growth rates, and seasonal movements, Atlantic menhaden annually consume and redistribute large amounts of energy and materials. They are also important prey for large game fishes such as bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix), striped bass (Morone saxatilis), and bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus). The Atlantic menhaden is associated with estuarine and nearshore systems during all phases of its life cycles. Young menhaden require these food-rich habitats to survive and grow. Destruction of estuarine wetlands has decreased nursery habitat available to Atlantic menhaden and other estuarine-dependent species. (AW)
Species profiles : life histories and environmental requirements of coastal fishes and invertebrates (North Atlantic) : alewife/blueback herring by Jon G Stanley( Book )

58 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 1,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Species profiles are literature summaries of the taxonomy, morphology, range, life history, and environmental requirements of coastal aquatic species. They are designed to assist in environmental impact assessment. The American oyster, Crassostrea virginica, is an important commercial and mariculture species. Spawning occurs repeatedly during warmer months with millions of eggs released. Embryos and larvae are carried by currents throughout the estuaries and oceanic bays where they occur. The few surviving larvae cement themselves to a solid object, where they remain for the remainder of life. Unable to move, they must tolerate changes in the environment that range from -1.7 to 49 C, 5 to 30 ppt salinity, and clear or muddy water
Species profiles : life histories and environmental requirements of coastal fishes and invertebrates (Gulf of Mexico) : sea catfish and gafftopsail catfish by Robert J Muncy( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Species profiles : life histories and environmental requirements of coastal fishes and invertebrates (South Atlantic) : white shrimp by Robert J Muncy( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Species profiles : life histories and environmental requirements of coastal fishes and invertebrates (South Florida) : long-spined black sea urchin by John C Ogden( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Species profiles are literature summaries of the taxonomy, morphology, range, life history and environmental impact assessment. The long-spined black sea urchin, Diadema antillarum, is one of the most common marine invertebrates in the South Florida and Caribbean regions. Diadema is gregarious and is found in large groups on hard bottom in shallow waters. Spawning is year-round, concentrated in late winter to early summer, and the larvae spend in maximum size of about 10 cm in 3 to 4 years. Diadema is a grazer, feeding on small algal filaments and on seagrass, and tends to be active at night. Grazing activities can produce grazed halos around patch reefs in the vicinity of seagrass beds. Many experiments have indicated the importance of this grazing in the coexistence of species on the reef and in maintaining high biological productivity. In 1983-84, Diadema suffered an unprecedented mass mortality and its populations were reduced by up to 98% throughout its range. The elimination of Diadema has affected algal biomass, reef productivity, and fish populations. Diadema populations are slowly beginning to increase, but complete recovery may take years. Keywords: Feeding habits, Life cycles, Reproduction(Biology), Marine biology, Ecosystems, Competition
Species profiles : life histories and environmental requirements of coastal fishes and invertebrates (South Florida) : striped mullet by Mark R Collins( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Species profiles : life histories and environmental requirements of coastal fishes and invertebrates (Gulf of Mexico) by Frederick C Sutter( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Species profiles are literature summaries of the taxonomy, morphology, range, life history, and environmental requirements of coastal aquatic species. They are designed to assist in environmental impact assessment. Sand seatrout are one of the most abundant fishes in the estuarine and nearshore areas of the Gulf of Mexico. Although silver seatrout are also abundant, little research has been conducted for this species. Sand seatrout spawn in lower estuarine environments or in nearshore gulf waters with two spawning; one in spring, and another in late summer. Silver seatrout follow a similar reproductive pattern. Sand seatrout are common in bays, sounds, and shallow offshore gulf water, while silver seatrout are more abundant in deeper waters. Both seatrout are important components in the industrial bottom fisheries; and seatrout also are a valuable recreational species. Shrimp and other crustaceans are most commonly eaten by small sand and silver seatrout, while larger fish shift to a more piscivorous diet. Small sand seatrout are usually found in waters with temperatures greater than 15 C and salinity values less than 15 ppt, while larger fish are found over a wider temperature range (5 to 30 C), and in salinities greater than 15 ppt. Silver seatrout generally prefer waters salinities greater than 25 ppt with temperatures ranging from 5 to 30 C
Species profiles : life histories and environmental requirements of coastal fish and invertebrates (Pacific Northwest) : Pacific geoduck clam by C. Lynn Goodwin( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The geoduck clam (Panope abrupta Conrad) is one of the largest burrowing clams in the world and ranges along the west coast of North American from Alaska to Baja California and along coastal Japan. It lives at depths extending from the lower intertidal zone to 110 m and is very abundant in Puget Sound, Washington, and British Columbia, where it supports important commercial fisheries. Geoduck clams are commercially fished by divers, who wash them from the substrate with hand-operated water jets. Significant portions of the catch are exported to Japan. Geoduck clams are long-lived, reaching ages of at least 146 years. Growth is rapid, but recruitment rates are low. Because of their high value, large size, and rapid early growth but low recruitment rates, they are being artificially stocked in Washington waters. Keywords: Taxonomy, Tange, Morphology, Life stages, Spawning cycle, Fisheries, Population dynamics, Growth rate, Predators, Environmental requirements, Pollution, Food habits. (SDW)
Species profiles : life histories and environmental requirements of coastal fishes and invertebrates (Pacific Southwest) : brown rock crab, red rock crab, and yellow crab by Jay C Carroll( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Species profiles are literature summaries of the taxonomy, morphology, distribution, life history, habitats, and environmental requirements of coastal species of fishes and aquatic invertebrates. They are designed to assist in environmental impact assessment. Rock crab is the common name designating three similar species of edible crabs: brown rock crab (Cancer antennarius), red rock crab (C. productus), and yellow crab (C. anthonyl). The three species co-occur in shallow coastal waters throughout the Pacific Southwest region. The yellow crab is most common in southern California on sand substrate, and the red rock crab in northernmost areas on rock or gravel substrates; the brown rock crab occurs on rock or sand substrates in all areas. Rock crabs are sought commercially to fill an increasing market demand for whole crabs that approached 2 million pounds annually in 1986. Most of the catch comes from the region of Morro Bay south to Los Angeles, including the Channel Islands. Egg-bearing females are commonly found during winter, although they may occur throughout the year. Rock crabs go through five zoeal stags and one megalopal stage during a larval period that generally requires 90-120 days. Metamorphosis and settlement of the first crab stage is on either sand rock, and crabs may reach maturity within 1-2 years. All three species are predators on a variety of shelled mollusks, but are also considered scavengers. They are a major food for many commercially and recreationally important fishes, as well as for the threatened southern sea otter, Enhydra lutris. (SDW)
Species profiles : life histories and environmental requirements of coastal fishes and invertebrates (Pacific Northwest) : olympia oyster by David Couch( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Species profiles : life histories and environmental requirements of coastal fishes and invertebrates (Pacific Northwest) : ghost shrimp and blue mud shrimp by Susanna Hornig( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This species profile is one of a series on coastal aquatic organisms, principally fish, of sport, commercial, or ecological importance. The profiles are designed to provide coastal managers, engineers, and biologists with a brief comprehensive sketch of the biological characteristics and environmental requirements of the species and to describe how populations of the species may be expected to react to environmental changes caused by coastal development. Each profile has sections on taxonomy, life history, ecological role, environment requirements, and economic importance, if applicable. The ghost shrimp is found in intertidal areas along the west coast of North America from Mutiny Bay, Alaska, to the mouth of the Tijuana River, San Diego County, California; and Ricketts and Calvin (1968) reported finding specimens as far south as El Estuario de Punto Banda, Baja California Norte, Mexico. The blue mud shrimp is found from southeastern Alaska to San Quentin Bay (Bahia de San Quentin) in Baja California Norte. The general distribution of the two species in the Pacific Northwest is identical. Keywords: Morphology biology, Crustacea, Callianassa, Californiensis dana, Upogebia pugettensis(Dana), Eggs, Larvae, Habitats, Growth physiology, Fisheries, Food, Feeding
Species profiles : life histories and environmental requirements of coastal fishes and invertebrates (North Atlantic) : Atlantic tomcod by Lance L Stewart( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Species profiles : life histories and environmental requirements of coastal fishes and invertebrates (Mid-Atlantic Bight) : Atlantic and shortnose sturgeons by Carter Rowell Gilbert( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Species profiles : life histories and environmental requirements of coastal fishes and invertebrates (South Florida) : reef-building tube worm by Alexander V Zale( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Species profiles : life histories and environmental requirements of coastal fishes and invertebrates (North Atlantic) : American oyster by Mark A Sellers( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Species profiles : life histories and environmental requirements of coastal fishes and invertebrates (South Florida) : reef-building corals by James W Porter( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Species profiles are literature summaries of the taxonomy, morphology, range, life history, and environmental requirements of coastal aquatic species. They are designed to assist in environmental impact assessment. Four species of reef-building corals are considered: elkhorn coral, staghorn coral, common star coral, and large star coral. All four species spawn annually in the fall during hurricane season. Juvenile recruitment is low in all four species. Rapid growth rates of species in the genus Acropora (10-20 cm/yr) contrast with slower growth rates of species in the genus Montastraea (1.0-2.0 cm/yr), but both species of Montastraea are also important in reef development due to their massive form and great longevity. Shallow-water colonies of Montastraea survive hurricanes; shallow colonies of Acropora do not. Because of their dependence on photosynthesis for all of their carbon acquisition, the Acropora species reviewed here have a more restricted depth distribution (0-30 m) than do the Montastraea species considered (0-70 m)
Species profiles : life histories and environmental requirements of coastal fishes and invertebrates (south Florida) : ladyfish and tarpon by Alexander V Zale( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life history and environmental requirements of loggerhead turtles by David A Nelson( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Species profiles : life histories and environmental requirements of coastal fishes and invertebrates (south Florida) : black, red, and Nassau groupers by Darryl E Jory( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black, red, and Nassau groupers (Mycteroperca bonaci, Epinephelus morio, and E. striatus, respectively) are widely distributed on rocky bottoms and reefs along the south Florida coast. They are the most valuable marine finfish group in Florida, comprising about 25% of the total value of landings in 1984. The three species can be distinguished by morphometric, meristic, and body color characteristics. Younger fish are typically found in shallow, inshore grass beds, and larger, older fish are generally restricted to deep waters. The three species are protogynous hermaphrodites. Sexual transition can occur at any length over about 300 mm SL. An offshore movement apparently coincides with the onset of sexual maturity. Spawning aggregations have been observed throughout the year, but occur mostly between late spring and early summer. Fecundity estimates range from about 800,000 to over 5,000,000 eggs per female. Both the eggs and the larvae are planktonic. Growth rates range from about 2 to 10 mm/ month. The three species are unspecialized carnivores, feeding on a variety of fishes, crustaceans, and mollusks. Interspecific competition for food and shelter may be common because of the overlap in distribution, habitat, size, and food habits. For the three species, a number of predators and parasites have been reported. Both the black and red groupers have been implicated in ciguatera poisonings in south Florida
Blue crab by Jennifer Hill( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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