Fish movement from nursery bays to coral reefs: a matter of size?

@article{Huijbers2014FishMF,
  title={Fish movement from nursery bays to coral reefs: a matter of size?},
  author={Chantal M. Huijbers and Ivan Nagelkerken and Craig A. Layman},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2014},
  volume={750},
  pages={89-101}
}
Movement of fish across habitat boundaries provides an important link between marine ecosystems such as mangroves, seagrass beds, and coral reefs, yet direct evidence of ontogenetic movements across these systems is scarce. We used acoustic telemetry to investigate movement patterns between bay nursery habitats and adult reef habitats by a common Caribbean fish (Lutjanus apodus). We hypothesized that juvenile fish residing in their nurseries increase their home range as they grow and eventually… CONTINUE READING