Local scale, coastal currents influence recruitment to freshwater populations in the European eelAnguilla anguilla: a case study from the Isle of Man

Barry, J., Mcharg, K., Dodd, J.A. and Adams, C.E. (2015) Local scale, coastal currents influence recruitment to freshwater populations in the European eelAnguilla anguilla: a case study from the Isle of Man. Journal of Fish Biology, 86(6), pp. 1873-1880. (doi: 10.1111/jfb.12697) (PMID:26033294)

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Abstract

This study examines juvenile Anguilla anguilla (<30 cm) abundance in five study catchments on the Isle of Man. Preliminary results suggest that juvenile abundance is negatively correlated with increasing coastal current speed at river mouth entry (P < 0·05). These findings indicate that at least under some circumstances, tidally driven coastal currents may influence recruitment to freshwater habitats; therefore, it is presumed that high coastal current speed at the entry to river mouths may reduce the likelihood of freshwater entry.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barry, Dr James and Dodd, Dr Jennifer and Adams, Professor Colin
Authors: Barry, J., Mcharg, K., Dodd, J.A., and Adams, C.E.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Journal Name:Journal of Fish Biology
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:0022-1112
ISSN (Online):1095-8649

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