Estuaries

, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 827–829 | Cite as

Occurrence of juvenile Atlantic menhanden, Brevoortia tyrannus, in the Annapolis River, Nova Scotia

  • Michael J. W. Stokesbury
  • Kevin D. E. Stokesbury
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Abstract

This is the first report of juvenile (age 0+) Atlantic menhadens, Brevoortia tyrannus, in the Annapolis River, Nova Scotia. Juvenile Atlantic menhaden were incidentally collected during a 3-yr study of the effects of the STRAFLO hydro-power turbine at Annapolis Royal on alosine fishes. Length distribution and time of capture of collected fish suggest that Atlantic menhaden may spawn in the Bay of Fundy.

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© Estuarine Research Federation 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael J. W. Stokesbury
    • 1
  • Kevin D. E. Stokesbury
    • 2
  1. 1.Atlantic Reference CentreHuntsman Marine Science CentreSt. AndrewsCanada
  2. 2.Department de Biologie et G.I.R.O.Q.Université LavalSaint FoyCanada
  3. 3.Department of BiologyUniversity of New BrunswickFrederictonCanada

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