Abundance and distribution of ichthyoplankton in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, 1989–1990

  title={Abundance and distribution of ichthyoplankton in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, 1989–1990},
  author={Aimee A. Keller and Grace. Klein-MacPhee and Jeanne St. Onge Burns},
An ichthyoplankton survey (18 stations in seven sampling sectors) was conducted in Narragansett Bay in 1990 to provide information on abundance, distribution, and seasonal occurrence of eggs and larvae of estuarine fishes, including seasonal migrants. An additional goal was to examine changes in species composition, abundance, and distribution occurring since the last baywide survey in 1972–73. The taxonomic composition of eggs and larvae in 1990 (41 species in 25 families from 684 plankton… 

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