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Qualitative and quantitative surveys of native freshwater mussels in the upper and middle Delaware River (2000-2002)

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Start Date
2000
End Date
2002

Citation

St. John White, B., Lellis, W.A., and Cole, J.C., 2018, Qualitative and quantitative surveys of native freshwater mussels in the upper and middle Delaware River (2000-2002): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7222T0M.

Summary

Data is included for two types of field surveys conducted for freshwater mussels in the mainstem of the middle and upper Delaware River in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States from 2000-2002. Timed search (qualitative) surveys were conducted during 2000-2001 from a point at the confluence of the East and West Branches of the Delaware River near Hancock, NY continuously downstream to a point at the mouth of the Paulins Kill River near Columbia, NJ. In this qualitative survey, mussel species and counts were collected in the field catch-per-unit-effort (CPUE) data was determined for all mussel species within each of 1,095 consecutive stream sections ~200 m in length. Subsequent quantitative surveys were conducted in select 200-m [...]

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Delaware River Native Freshwater Mussel Survey Qualitative Data 2000-2001.xlsx 241.8 KB
Delaware River Native Freshwater Mussel Survey Quantitative Data 2002.xlsx 2.44 MB
Delaware River Native Freshwater Mussel Survey Quantitative Survey Layout.pdf 671.46 KB
Qualitative_and_quantitative_surveys_of_native_freshwater_mussels_in_the_upper_and_middle_Delaware_River_2000-2002.xml
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Purpose

Field surveys were conducted and data were collected to assess distribution and abundance of various freshwater mussel species (Unionidae) in the upper and middle Delaware River mainstem. Findings were shared with natural resource managers such as the National Park Service and state natural resource agencies.

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