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Survey data of larval fish, zooplankton, and aquatic plants collected from the St. Clair River delta, MI (2010-2011)

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2010-04-30
End Date
2011-07-26

Citation

Tucker, T.R., 2019, Survey data of larval fish, zooplankton, and aquatic plants collected from the St. Clair River delta, MI (2010-2011): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9VDR3XG.

Summary

The St. Clair River delta, part of the St. Clair-Detroit River System (SCDRS), is the most fished coastal wetland area in the Laurentian Great Lakes and provides nursery habitat for a variety of fish species; however, few large-scale surveys of early fish life stages have been performed since the 1980s. Larval fish, zooplankton, and aquatic plants were sampled at 21 sites in delta channels and backwaters of the St. Clair-Detroit River System (SCDRS; USA/CAN) from May to July in 2010 and 2011 to characterize the habitats and resources used by larval fish in the delta. Larval fish were captured using conical nets and light traps, and diets from larval white sucker (Catostomus commersonii) were collected at three sites.

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Edward Roseman
Process Contact :
A. Scott McNaught, Stacey A Ireland, Taaja R Tucker
Originator :
Taaja R Tucker
Metadata Contact :
Taaja R Tucker
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Great Lakes Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems

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SCDRS_Delta_Abiotic.csv 27.02 KB
SCDRS_Delta_Abiotic_Log.csv 14.48 KB
SCDRS_Delta_Fish.csv 149.75 KB
SCDRS_Delta_Fish_lengths.csv 173.07 KB
SCDRS_Delta_Plants.csv 35.99 KB
SCDRS_Delta_Plants_Log.csv 2.47 KB
SCDRS_Delta_Rotifers.csv 16.41 KB
SCDRS_Delta_Sites.csv 1.75 KB
SCDRS_Delta_Trip.csv 460 Bytes
SCDRS_Delta_White_Sucker_Diets.csv 7 KB
SCDRS_Delta_White_Sucker_Diets_Log.csv 1.83 KB
SCDRS_Delta_Zooplankton_Counts.csv 1.23 MB
SCDRS_Delta_Zooplankton_Log.csv 23.19 KB
SCDRS_Delta_Metadata.xml
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Purpose

Larval fish, zooplankton, and aquatic plants were sampled to characterize the habitats and resources used by larval fish in delta channels and backwaters of the St. Clair-Detroit River System (SCDRS; USA/CAN). Due to the high connectivity and advective nature of the SCDRS, understanding the larval fish community dynamics of the delta can help inform the productivity in the system as a whole. This survey data can be used as a baseline for comparison to future studies of biodiversity in the St. Clair River delta.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/P9VDR3XG

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