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Population ecology of a Bahamian suprabenthic shore fish assemblage. American Museum novitates ; no. 2528

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dc.contributor.author Smith, C. Lavett, 1927- en_US
dc.contributor.author Tyler, James C., 1935- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T16:36:07Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T16:36:07Z
dc.date.issued 1973 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/2734
dc.description 38 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 37-38). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The fishes living within 6 meters of the bottom around natural and artificial reefs on the outer shelf of the Great Bahama Bank were censused repeatedly during six observation periods of three to seven days each between March, 1970, and June, 1971. Counts were made through a closed-circuit television (UTV) with the camera permanently mounted on the sea floor in water 17 meters deep. The television caused no disturbance to the fishes that hover in the water column and are too wary to be approached by divers. Sixty-six species were observed in a cylinder of water approximately 20 meters in diameter and 6 meters high. Thirty-three of the observed species were truly suprabenthic nomadic species; the rest were either benthic forms that used the lower part of the water column or midwater species that ocasionally fed near the bottom. The suprabenthic species are classified according to feeding specializations and an attempt is made to examine the interactions and flow of energy and information within the comunity. Some mechanisms for maintaining the homeostasis of the community are postulated"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2528 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2528, 1973 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fish communities -- Bahamas -- Great Bahama Bank. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fishes -- Ecology -- Bahamas -- Great Bahama Bank. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Population biology -- Bahamas -- Great Bahama Bank. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reef ecology -- Bahamas -- Great Bahama Bank. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Benthic animals -- Bahamas -- Great Bahama Bank. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Coral reef fishes -- Bahamas -- Great Bahama Bank. en_US
dc.title Population ecology of a Bahamian suprabenthic shore fish assemblage. American Museum novitates ; no. 2528 en_US
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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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