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Survival of spotted salamander eggs in temporary woodland ponds of coastal Maryland

Environmental Pollution

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DOI: 10.1016/0269-7491(87)90144-8

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Abstract

Temporary ponds on the Atlantic Coastal Plain in maryland were characterized according to water chemistry, rain input, phytoplankton, zooplankton and use by the spotted salamander Ambystoma maculatum during March-October 1983-1984. Neither the number of egg masses per unit of pond surface (abundance) nor the survival of spotted salamander embryos was significantly correlated (P>0.05) with pond pH. Rainfall during May-July significantly increased the hydrogen ion concentration of 5 of 11 ponds evaluated for the impact of rainfall during the previous 48h and the previous week. Survival of egg masses transferred among eight ponds with pH3.66-4.45 and one pond with pH5.18 was significantly reduced (P

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Survival of spotted salamander eggs in temporary woodland ponds of coastal Maryland
Series title:
Environmental Pollution
DOI:
10.1016/0269-7491(87)90144-8
Volume
46
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1987
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
45-61
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Environmental Pollution
First page:
45
Last page:
61
Number of Pages:
17