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First documented occurrences of the shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) in the Saco River, Maine, USA

Journal of Applied Ichthyology

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DOI: 10.1111/jai.12159

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Abstract

During sampling efforts to study the more abundant Atlantic sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus, between May of 2009 and November of 2011, four shortnose sturgeon were captured in gill nets near the mouth of the Saco River, Maine. Two of these individuals were tagged with acoustic transmitters to monitor their movement within the Saco River. Additionally, six shortnose sturgeon that had been tagged with acoustic transmitters in the Merrimack River, Massachusetts were detected on the acoustic array deployed within the Saco River and its estuary over this time period. These incidences represent the first verified documentation of shortnose sturgeon within this estuary.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
First documented occurrences of the shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) in the Saco River, Maine, USA
Series title:
Journal of Applied Ichthyology
DOI:
10.1111/jai.12159
Volume
29
Issue:
4
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wiley
Contributing office(s):
Leetown Science Center
Description:
4 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Applied Ichthyology
First page:
709
Last page:
712
Country:
United States
State:
Maine
Other Geospatial:
Saco River