Cynthia M. Jones

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Identifying natal origins of marine fishes is challenging because of difficulties in conducting mark-recapture studies in marine systems. We used natural geochemical signatures in otoliths (ear bones) to determine natal sources in weakfish (Cynoscion regalis), an estuarine-spawning marine fish, in eastern North America. Spawning site fidelity ranged from 60(More)
In the Cook Inlet, a subarctic estuary in Alaska, the endangered population of beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) has not recovered despite regulation of hunting and the reason is not well understood. To examine the potential roles of habitat and food availability, we compared spatial data on distribution and abundance from aerial surveys undertaken(More)
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