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Mortalities of kelp-forest fishes associated with large oceanic waves off central California, 1982-1983

Environmental Biology of Fishes

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https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00002330

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Abstract

Observations of three incidents of the mass mortality of nearshore fishes are reported; each corresponded to periods of high-amplitude, long-period swells during the 1982-1983 El Niño event along the coast of central California. Members of the nearshore kelp forest fish assemblage, primarily of the genus Sebastes, accounted for 96% of the observed mortalities and S. mystinus (blue rockfish) alone accounted for 72%.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Mortalities of kelp-forest fishes associated with large oceanic waves off central California, 1982-1983
Series title:
Environmental Biology of Fishes
DOI:
10.1007/BF00002330
Volume:
18
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1987
Language:
English
Publisher:
Springer
Contributing office(s):
Western Ecological Research Center, Alaska Science Center
Description:
4 p.
First page:
73
Last page:
76
Country:
United States
State:
California