Skip to main content

Understanding the basis of shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) partial migration in the Gulf of Maine

Dates

Publication Date

Citation

Matthew E. Altenritter, Gayle B. Zydlewski, Michael T. Kinnison, Joseph D. Zydlewski, and Gail S. Wippelhauser, 2018, Understanding the basis of shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) partial migration in the Gulf of Maine: Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, v. 75, iss. 3.

Summary

Movement of shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) among major river systems in the Gulf of Maine is common and has implications for the management of this endangered species. Directed movements of 61 telemetered individuals monitored between 2010 and 2013 were associated with the river of tagging and individual characteristics. While a small proportion of fish tagged in the Kennebec River moved to the Penobscot River (5%), a much higher proportion of fish tagged in the Penobscot River moved to the Kennebec River (66%), during probable spawning windows. This suggests that Penobscot River fish derive from a migratory contingent within a larger Kennebec River population. Despite this connectivity, fish captured in the Penobscot [...]

Contacts

Attached Files

Thumbnail
Thumbnail

Tags

Additional Information

Identifiers

Type Scheme Key
local-index unknown 70193538
local-pk unknown 70193538
doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1139/cjfas-2017-0083
series unknown Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Citation Extension

citationTypeArticle
journalCanadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
languageEnglish
parts
typevolume
value75
typeissue
value3

Item Actions

View Item as ...

Save Item as ...

View Item...