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Multiscale Habitat Associations of Deepwater Demersal Fishes off Central California

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dc.contributor.author Anderson, Tara J.
dc.contributor.author Yoklavich, Mary M.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-14T18:59:56Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-14T18:59:56Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6798
dc.description.abstract "Fish-habitat associations were examined at three spatial scales in Monterey Bay, California, to determine how benthic habitats and land- scape configuration have structured deepwater demersal fish assemblages. Fish counts and habitat variables were quantified by using observer and video data collected from a submersible. Fish responded to benthic habitats at scales ranging from cm’s to km’s. At broad-scales (km’s), habitat strata classified from acoustic maps were a strong predictor of fish assemblage composition. At intermediate-scales (m’s−100 m’s), fish species were associated with specific substratum patch types. At fine-scales (<1 m), micro-habitat associations revealed differing degrees of microhabitat specificity, and for some species revealed niche separation within patches. The use of habitat characteristics in ecosystem-based management, particularly as a surrogate for species distributions, will depend on resolving fish-habitat associations and habitat complexity over multiple scales." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject habitats en_US
dc.subject fisheries en_US
dc.title Multiscale Habitat Associations of Deepwater Demersal Fishes off Central California en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region North America en_US
dc.coverage.country United States en_US
dc.subject.sector Fisheries en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Fisheries Bulletin en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 105 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 168–179 en_US

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