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

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Works: 118 works in 533 publications in 1 language and 23,602 library holdings
Classifications: SK361, 597.0973
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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 (North Atlantic) : alewife/blueback herring by Jon G Stanley( Book )

58 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 1,723 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 (North Atlantic and mid-Atlantic) : tautog and cunner by Peter J Auster( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Species profiles are literature summaries on taxonomy, morphology, range, life history, and environmental requirements of coastal finfishes and shellfishes. They are designed to assist in environmental impact assessment. The systematic classification of the sand lances Ammodytes americanus and Ammodytes dubius is confusing because of overlapping meristic values. In this report, all sand lances in the North Atlantic area off the coast of the United States are treated as a combined group (Ammodytes spp.). Sand lances occur in estuarine, open coast, and offshore habitats. They are important prey to many commercially and recreationally valuable fish and marine mammals. Spawning occurs principally inshore between November and March. Larvae are found along the coasts to the edge of the Continental Shelf. Sand lances occur in schools of from tens of thousands of individuals. They are planktivorous predators; copepods are their major prey item. To rest and to take refuge from predators, sand lances burrow into sand substrates. One ot three-year-old fish dominate populations. Growth rate probably increases from the New York Bight to the Nova Scotia banks. Exploitation of sand lances off the Northeast coast of the United States is presently only for baitfish
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 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Species profiles : life histories and environmental requirements of coastal fishes and invertebrates (Pacific Southwest) : California sea mussel and bay mussel by William N Shaw( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Species profiles are literature summaries of the taxonomy, morphology, distribution, life history, and environmental requirements of coastal aquatic species. They are prepared to assist in environmental impact assessment. The California sea mussel, Mytilus californianus, and the bay mussel, M. edulis, are commonly collected for bait. Some commercial landing and aquaculture occurs at a very low level of production. Both species are distributed along the California coast; the sea mussel is more commonly found on intertidal coastal rocks and the bay mussel on pilings and other hard substrates in bays and estuaries. The eggs of both species develop into a trochophore stage in 12-24 hours afer fertilization, and the planktonic larval stage lasts 3-4 weeks. Sexual maturity can occur in one year. Spawning of the sea mussel occurs sporadically throughout the year; the bay mussel spawn in central California in late fall and winter. Maximum length is 120-150 mm for the bay mussel and 200-250 mm for the sea mussel. Both species are regarded as unsafe to eat from May 1 to October 31 due to the possible presence of paralytic shellfish poisoning. Keywords: Life cycles, Fisheries, Mussels, Aquaculture, Feeding habits, Growth physiology, Estuaries, Salinity, Ecological role, Commercial fishery, Sport fishery, Ecological requirements, Species profiles. (kr)
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 fish and invertebrates (Pacific Northwest) : Pacific geoduck clam by C. Lynn Goodwin( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 201 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 198 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) : ghost shrimp and blue mud shrimp by Susanna Hornig( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 196 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 (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 (Pacific Northwest) : olympia oyster by David Couch( 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 (North Atlantic) : Atlantic tomcod by Lance L Stewart( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Species profiles : life histories and environmental requirements of coastal fishes and invertebrates (North Atlantic) : sandworm and bloodworm by W. Herbert Wilson( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 194 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 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Species profiles : life histories and environmental requirements of coastal fishes and invertebrates (North and Mid-Atlantic) : blue mussel by Roger I. E Newell( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 191 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 191 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)
Life history and environmental requirements of loggerhead turtles by David A Nelson( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 191 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 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Species profiles : life histories and environmental requirements of coastal fish and invertebrates (North Atlantic) : softshell clam by Carter R Newell( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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