Mortality of centrarchid fishes in the Potomac drainage: survey results and overview of potential contributing factors.


Skin lesions and spring mortality events of smallmouth bass Micropterus dolomieu and selected other species were first noted in the South Branch of the Potomac River in 2002. Since that year morbidity and mortality have also been observed in the Shenandoah and Monocacy rivers. Despite much research, no single pathogen, parasite, or chemical cause for the… (More)
DOI: 10.1577/H10-002.1


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