Accurate Classification of Juvenile Weakfish Cynoscion regalis to Estuarine Nursery Areas Based on Chemical Signatures in Otoliths

@inproceedings{Thorrold2016AccurateCO,
  title={Accurate Classification of Juvenile Weakfish Cynoscion regalis to Estuarine Nursery Areas Based on Chemical Signatures in Otoliths},
  author={Simon R Thorrold},
  year={2016}
}
We investigated the ability of trace element and isotopic signatures in otoliths to record the nursery areas of juvenile (young-of-the-year) weakfish Cynoscion regalis from the east coast of the USA. Juvenile C. regalis were captured with otter trawls at multiple sites in Doboy Sound (Georgia), Panllico Sound (North Carolina), Chesapeake Bay (Virginia), Delaware Bay (Delaware) and Peconic Bay (New York), from July to September 1996. One sagittal otolith from each specimen was assayed for Mg/Ca… CONTINUE READING