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Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Ralph W. Dimmick
Proceedings Of The Thirty-Second Annual Conference Southeastern Association Of Game And Fish Commissioners
Southeastern Association Of Game And Fish Commissioners
A seining survey of the fish fauna of the beach zone in the James River, Virginia, was conducted from July to December 1977. Weekly collections were made at 4 stations resulting in the capture of 17,602 individuals representing 36 species. Abundance and diversity were influenced by large catches of schooling and migratory species utilizing nearshore areas as a nursery ground. Freshwater species diversity peaked in August and September, while mesohaline species diversity peaked in July, September, and November. Cluster analysis was used to define 3 freshwater station groups representing warm, moderate, and cool water temperatures, but was not helpful in analyzing mesohaline stations.
Lipton, Douglas W. and Travelstead, Jack G., "Beach Zone Fish Community Structure In The James River, Virglnia" (1978). VIMS Books and Book Chapters. 113.