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

Environmental Pollution
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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
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