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BACKGROUND Individual-based biophysical larval models, initialized and parameterized by observations, enable numerical investigations of various factors regulating survival of young fish until they recruit into the adult population. Exponentially decreasing numbers in Northeast Arctic cod and Norwegian Spring Spawning herring early changes emphasizes the(More)
Understanding mechanisms behind variability in early life survival of marine fishes through modeling efforts can improve predictive capabilities for recruitment success under changing climate conditions. Walleye pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) support the largest single-species commercial fishery in the United States and represent an ecologically important(More)
Several factors lead to expectations that the scale of larval dispersal and population connectivity of marine animals differs with latitude. We examine this expectation for demersal shorefishes, including relevant mechanisms, assumptions and evidence. We explore latitudinal differences in (i) biological (e.g. species composition, spawning mode, pelagic(More)
BACKGROUND Fisheries exploitation, habitat destruction, and climate are important drivers of variability in recruitment success. Understanding variability in recruitment can reveal mechanisms behind widespread decline in the abundance of key species in marine and terrestrial ecosystems. For fish populations, the match-mismatch theory hypothesizes that(More)
We describe a specific assay of 1,25-dihydroxy vitamin D3 in human serum, based on isotope dilution-mass fragmentography. We added [26-2H3]-1,25-dihydroxy vitamin D3 to a fixed amount of serum. The steroids were extracted with chloroform/methanol and purified by liquid chromatography. The purified materal was converted into the trimethylsilyl ether and(More)
When exploration seismologists acquire controlled source seismic data, both the source and receiver spacing are usually on the order of tens of meters. In marine seismic acquisition with ocean bottom receivers (cables or nodes), we acquire data with hundreds of receivers and thousands of sources. Though wavefield sampling is still not spatially dense with(More)
Buoyancy acting on plankton, i.e. the difference in specific gravity between plankton and the ambient water, is a function of salinity and temperature. From specific gravity measurements of marine fish eggs salinity appears to be the only determinant of the buoyancy indicating that the thermal expansions of the fish egg and the ambient seawater are equal.(More)
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