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Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Gregg T. Waugh, Melvin H. Goodwin eds.
Proceedings of the Thirty-ninth Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, Hamilton Bermuda
Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute
The spiny lobster Panulirus argus is extremely important both for basic scientific research (Davis, 1980) and the seafood industry. Despite the economic significance of Bahamian lobsters, their ecology has been the subject of limited study. Investigators have recorded fishery information (Smith, 1948, 1951), mass migration (Herrnkind and Kanciruk, 1978; Kanciruk and Hermkind, 1978; Hcrmkind, 1980), autumnal reproduction (Kanciruk and Herrnkind, 1976), commercial size composition (Simpson, 1976), life history and ecology of juveniles, and experimental fishing techniques (Waugh and Waugh, 1977; Waugh, 1980). (...) We report here on a 10-month (Sept, 1979-June, 1980) study of Panulirus argus in the region of Lee Stocking Island, north of Great Exuma Island. Size distribution, habitat, reproduction, and molting cycles are emphasized.
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