Ecology of Estuarine Fishes: Temperate Waters of the Western North Atlantic

By: Kenneth W Able and Michael P Fahay

566 pages, Figs, tabs, maps

Johns Hopkins University Press

Hardback | Jan 2011 | #187105 | ISBN-13: 9780801894718
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This comprehensive reference details the life history and ecology of the fish species that occupy the estuarine and coastal habitats along the eastern United States and Canada. The authors draw on their own studies and previously published research to summarize and synthesize all the known facts about the ecology of 93 species of fish that inhabit the temperate waters of the Western Atlantic.

The species accounts include complete information about each fish's distribution, habitat use, reproduction, development, migratory patterns, prey and predators and other natural enemies. The species accounts are illustrated and include life-cycle calendars, tables and charts highlighting key information.

No one else could have written this book. I am amazed by the depth and range of knowledge demonstrated. This synthesis is a major contribution to estuarine fish studies. - David H. Secor, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science"

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Kenneth W. Able is the Distinguished Professor of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and the author of numerous journal articles. Michael P. Fahay is a biologist with the National Marine Fisheries Service. Fahay and Able coauthored The First Year in the Life of Estuarine Fishes in the Middle Atlantic Bight.

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