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Southeast Fisheries Center (U.S.). Beaufort Laboratory

Works: 54 works in 83 publications in 1 language and 1,828 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  Conference papers and proceedings  Observations 
Classifications: SH11.A2, 584.722
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Most widely held works by Southeast Fisheries Center (U.S.).
Synopsis of data on the impact of habitat alteration on sea turtles around the southeastern United States by Linda Coston-Clements( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief description is given of the life histories of five species of marine turtles and the habitats they utilize. The impacts of man's activities on these habitats is discussed with respect to their potential for harmful effects on turtles. Recommendations are made for additional research
Catch composition, seasonality, and distribution of icthyoplankton from R/V Onslow Bay monthly cruises in Onslow Bay and Newport River estuary, North Carolina, 1972-1974 by Mayo H Judy( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plankton samples were collected monthly in North Carolina coastal waters from October 1972 to April 1974. Stations were located in offshore and inshore ocean zones in Onslow Bay and in the Newport River estuary. A wide variety of fish larvae were represented. Identified larvae included 50 families, 19 genera, and 12 species. Of the three areas sampled the offshore ocean area, with greatest water depth, was the most productive in both larval abundance and diversity. Of 65 identified taxa, 62 were found offshore, 51 inshore, and 34 in the estuary
Food and gastrointestinal parasites of dolphin, Coryphaena hippurus, collected along the southeastern and Gulf coasts of the United States by Charles S Manooch( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A total of 2,632 dolphin, Coryphaena hippurus, 250 to 1,530 millimeters fork length (FL), were captured by hook and line off the southeastern United states and from the Gulf of Mexico in 1980 and 1981. Eighty-four percent (2,219) of the stomachs contained ingested materials consisting of 13,383 indi-vidual items, displacing 57,648 milliliters, and representing 248 different categories. Fishes occurred in 77.6% of the stomachs, invertebrates in 27.5%, and miscellaneous items (Sargassum, tar balls, plastics, etc.) in 50.6%. Much of the material indicated that dolphin frequently feed at the surface and ingest fishes, crustaceans, insects, plants, and inorganic items that are associated with floating Sargassum. Index of relative importance (IRI) revealed uniden- tified fish, balistids, crustaceans, carangids, exocoetids, teuthidids (squids), syngnathids, coryphaenids, stomatopods, and diodontids as the 10 most important foods in the diet. Sargassum, which· occurred in 48.6% of the stomachs, was con- sidered to be consumed incidental to normal foods. The diets differed with size of dolphin (8 size classes), area of collection (10 areas), and season (4 seasons). The ascaridoid nematode, Hysterothylacium pelagicum sp.n., and an unidentified digenetic trematode were found in the digestive tracts. Nematodes were far more numerous and occurred more frequently than did trematodes. Infestation rate seemed to be more associated with size of dolphin than with season or area of collection
Biological data on pelagic fishes sampled from North Carolina charter boat landings, 1978 by Charles S Manooch( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pelagic fishes landed by the North Carolina charter boat fleet were sampled from May through November 1978 to gather size, age, reproductive, and dietary information. Approximately 3,900 fish representing 15 species in the families: Pomatomidae, Coryphaenidae, Sphyraenidae, Scombridae, and Istiophoridae were examined. The most frequently encountered species were dolphin Coryphaena hippurus, bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix, king mackerel, Scomberomorus cavalla, wahoo, Acanthocybium solanderi, yellowfin tuna, Thunnus albacares and blackfin tuna, Thunnus atlanticus. Monthly data are presented here on mean sizes, length frequency distributions, sex rations, stages of sexual maturity, total length-fork length, and length-weight relationships for most species except billfish. For the billfishes (sailfish, Istiophorus platypterus, blue marlin, Makaira nigricans and white marlin, Tetrapturus albidus) we provide mean weights and weight frequency distributions. Length and seasonal distributions indicate that at least two stocks of bluefish may occur in the State's coastal waters. The collection of reproductively active female bluefish, king mackerel, dolphin, wahoo, blackfin tuna, little tunny, Euthynnus alletteratus, albacore, Thunnus alalunga, and Atlantic bonito, Sarda sarda suggest these species spawn off North Carolina. In addition to the above species, bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus, skipjack tuna, Euthynnus pelamis, and barracuda, Sphyraena barracuda were sampled infrequently. Mean size and notes on female gonad condition are included for each of these species
Reef fish distributions off North Carolina and South Carolina as revealed by headboat catches by Patricia A Tester( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reef fishes of the outer continental shelf of the South Atlantic Bight have supported important recreational headboat fisheries for over two decades (Huntsman 1976) and commercial handline and trawl fisheries for about five years (Ulrich et al. 1976). In this paper we utilize datal/from the headboat fishery (Huntsman 1976; Grimes et al. 1982) to present a quantitative description of distributions of several important reef fishes as they are expressed in hook- and-line catches from the outer continental shelf of North Carolina and South Carolina (Figs. 1-7, Table 1). Our focus here is on the species occurring on hard, or "live" bottom in water deeper than 20 m, where most species are tropical or subtropical. We do not discuss the nearshore shallow fishes, principally sciaenids and other estuarine-dependent fishes, nor do we discuss species such as sea robins (Triglidae) and lizardfishes (Synodontidae) that occupy the vast plains of unconsolidated sediments on the Carolina shelf and rarely occur in concentrations large enough to attract recreational or commercial fishermen (Wenner in press)"--Introduction
A low-cost transplanting technique for shoalgrass (Halodule wrightii) and manatee grass (Syringodium filiforme) by Mark S Fonseca( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A cooperative research program between the Beaufort Laboratory of the Southeast Fisheries Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, and the U.S. Army Coastal Engineering Research Center (CERC) has developed low-cost transplanting techniques for the subtroptical seagrass species shoalgrass (Halogule wrightii) and manatee grass (Syringodium filiforme) ... The transplanting tequniques presented are effective for restoring areas damaged by coastal engineering activities and update a previous report by Phillips (1980)
Population characteristics of Gulf Menhaden, Brevoortia patronus by Douglas S Vaughan( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impacts of dredging on anadromous fish : a transcript of presentations at a workshop, Raleigh, North Carolina, September 18-19, 1987( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distribution and abundance of fish communities among selected estuarine and marine habitats in Everglades National Park( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To evaluate the relative species abundance and size composition of fish communities among selected habitats in the estuarine and marine waters of Everglades National Park, FL, random and periodic sampling was conducted at five study sites (including Whitewater Bay, Coot Bay, Florida Bay). Special emphasis was placed on the study of juvenile fish associated with open water habitats and fish utilizing red mangrove prop root habitats. Of special concern was the habitat and abundance of spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus) and gray snapper (Lutjanus griseus). Maps of the sampling areas are included. Discriminant function analyses of data from randomly sampled sites was used to identify environmental characteristics important to juvenile spotted seatrout and gray snapper habitat
Abundance and distribution of ichthyoplankton in Florida Bay and adjacent waters( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ichthyoplankton survey was carried on in Florida Bay and adjacent waters that focused on the abundance and distribution of larvae of four target species--red drum (Sciaenops ocellata), snook (Centropomus undecimalis), gray snapper (Lutjanus griseus), and spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus). Twenty sampling stations were established--eight to document larval entry into Florida Bay and adjacent estuarine waters, and 12 within Florida Bay and adjacent estuarine waters, to provide insight into larval fish distribution and movement. Spotted seatrout was the only target species whose larvae were regularly collected; gray snapper snook, and red drum apparently spawn outside of the park. Other findings include an abundance of gobiid larvae throughout the study sites. Maps of the study sites showing larvae distribution are included
Utilization of the Sargassum habitat by marine invertebrates and vertebrates, a review by Linda Coston-Clements( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Numerous species of brown algae (Class Cyclosporeae: Order Fucales: Family Fucaceae) of the genus Sargassum occur throughout the world's tropical and temperate oceans. The pelagic complex in the western North Atlantic is comprised primarily of Sargassum natans and S. jluitans. Both species are hyponeustonic and fully adapted to a pelagic existence (Parr, 1939). Known commonly as gulf-weed, sea holly, or sargassum, they are characterized by a brushy, highly branched thallus (stem) with numerous leaf-like blades and berry-like pneumatocysts (floats). These floating plants may be up to several meters in length but are typically much smaller. See Hoyt (1918), Winge (1923), Parr (1939), Taylor (1960), Prescott (1968), and Humm (1979) for detailed descriptions of the various species"--Introduction, paragraph 1
A comparison of forage fish communities in relation to habitat parameters in Faka Union Bay, Florida and eight collateral bays during the wet season by David R Colby( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forage fish communities were sampled in the estuarine bay system of the Ten Thousand Islands region of Florida in order to develop a basis for predicting changes in the fish communities in Faka Union Bay following future modification of freshwater inflow to that bay. A comparative approach was employed to relate fish community characteristics (species composition, relative abundance, size, and food consumed) to habitat characteristics (salinity, sediments, and aquatic vegetation). Surveys were conducted in July, August, and September 1982 and in February, May, June, and August 1983. (lJring each survey, 16 stations were randomly selected in Faka Union Bay (Stratum I) and also in the bays to the east (Stratum II) and the west (stratum III). Samples were collected at each statio~ with otter and surface trawls and analyzed for fish and macroinvertebrtae species composition, relative abundance, and size. Bottom cores and plant and shell material taken from each trawl were used to describe general habitat types. Additionally, fish stomach contents were analyzed to determine differences among areas as well as possible salinity-related differences in food consumed by the communities. During the rainy season, salinity was reduced more rapidly and to a greater extent in Faka Union Bay than in the system of bays to the east and west because of freshwater input from Faka Union Canal. Numbers and biomass of fish per station and numbers of certain macroinvertebrates were substantially lower in Faka Union Bay than in the other bays within the system, but Faka Union Bay does not support a taxonomically different or unique forage fish community. Habitat availability does not explain lower densities of fishes in Faka Union Bay because comparisons of average relative fish densities within 12 different habitat types revealed that, in 11 of the 12 comparisons, relative fish densities were less in those habitats within Faka Union Bay than in those same habitats elsewhere. Food availability does not appear to be a limiting factor, but variation in abundance ofa particular food type (e.g., polychaetes) may nevertheless affect the relative abundance of fishes preferring that food type. The majority of fishes were collected over a wide range of salinities. Ordination of occurrence and relative abundance of fishes with respect to salinity showed salinity "optima" that, for the dominant species collected, generally were at intermediate to high salinities rather than at low salinities. The ordination analyses should be useful for predicting which forage fishes will become more prevalent in Faka Union Bay during the rainy season, should water management policies and programs restructure inflow patterns so that salinities in Faka Union Bay approach those of bays to the east and west. However, a direct effect of salinity cannot be considered the only factor contributing to reduced numerical abundance of fish in Faka Union Bay, because during May 1983, salinities within all strata were high and similar, yet the relative abundance of fishes in Faka Union Bay was less than half that of the adjacent bays
Roanoke River Water Flow Committee report : a recommended water flow regime for the Roanoke River, North Carolina, to benefit anadromous striped bass and other below-dam resources and users by Roanoke River Water Flow Committee( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary of proceedings : NOAA Coastal Wetlands Workshop, Rockville, Maryland, April 29, 1986 by NOAA Coastal Wetlands Workshop( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Characterization of the North Carolina Pamlico-Albemarle estuarine complex by Sheryan P Epperly( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Status of the red drum stock of the Atlantic Coast : stock assessment report for 1989 by Douglas S Vaughan( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Commercial landings of red drum along the U.S. Atlantic coast are harvested as part of a mixed species fishery and catch statistics for the red drum have been collected since the 1930's (Pugliese 1989). Commercial landings show no particular temporal trends, averaging about 300,000 pounds. Recreation catch statistics have been collected annually only since 1979 (Mercer 1984). The recreational fishery has expanded from 679,000 pounds of red drum caught (270,000 fish) in 1980 to 1,670,000 pounds of red drum caught (593,000 fish) in 1988, with the highest recorded catch in 1985 (2,102,000 pounds or 1,110,000 fish). Both of these fisheries appear to be supported primarily by catches of sub-adult red drum (ages 0-5)"--Executive summary, paragraph 1
Annotated bibliography on the biology of the menhaden, genus Brevoortia, 1981-1987 by Donnie L Dudley( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roanoke River Water Flow Committee report for 1988 and 1989 by Roanoke River Water Flow Committee( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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