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Book Chapter

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Editors

Gordton H. Kruse, Nicolas Bez, Anthony Booth, et al

Publication Date

2001

Book Title

Spatial processes and management of marine populations : proceedings of the Symposium on Spatial Processes and Management of Marine Populations, October 27-30, 1999, Anchorage, Alaska

Publisher

University of Alaska Sea Grant College Program

City

Fairbanks, Alaska

Series

Alaska Sea Grant College Program report, AK-SG-01-02.

Abstract

In marine ecosystems, there is no empirical evidence for the utility of dispersal corridors in conservation, despite widespread migrations by mammals, fish, and invertebrates. We investigated the potential for a deepwater dispersal corridor (> 13 m depths) in protecting adult females of the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, en route from shallow-water nursery and mating areas to the spawning sanctuary in lower Chesapeake Bay.

A Deepwater Dispersal Corridor for Adult Female Blue Crabs in Chesapeake Bay

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