Nearshore fish community

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Lake Ontario’s nearshore fish community consists of a diverse assemblage of warm- and cool-water species. The “nearshore zone,” loosely separated from the “offshore zones” by the 15-m depth contour, consists of complex habitats spanning a gamut from vast open-coastal areas to sheltered embayments and wetlands. Lake Ontario’s nearshore habitat has been affected to varying degrees by human activities. Although many areas are relatively unimpaired, some are severely degraded and have been designated as Areas of Concern (AOCs) (;

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype Other Report
Title Nearshore fish community
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher Great Lakes Fishery Commission
Contributing office(s) Great Lakes Science Center
Description 34 p.
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype Other Report
Larger Work Title The state of Lake Ontario in 2014
First page 33
Last page 66
Other Geospatial Lake Ontario
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