Dataset: fishlarvae_Bon_pro
Deployment: SJ9505

Georges Bank Fish Larvae, Growth Rates, Protein Content and Otolith Data Collected from BONGO Nets, 1993-1999.
Principal Investigator: 
Larry J. Buckley (University of Rhode Island, URI-GSO)
Co-Principal Investigator: 
Elaine Caldarone (Northeast Fisheries Science Center - Narragansett, NOAA NEFSC)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Danie Kinkade (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Current State: 
Final with updates expected
Version Date: 

Principle objectives of the US GLOBEC Georges Bank Program were to study the composition of the larval fish community on Georges Bank, to define larval fish distribution across the Bank and within the water column, to determine those factors which influence their vertical distribution, and to determine bank-wide versus "Patch-Study" mortality and growth rates.  Emphasis is on Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) and haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) larvae along with their predators and prey.  This study also includes larval distribution and abudance, analysis of feeding habits, and age and growth determination.  These objectives were implemented through use of bongo nets and MOCNESS tows to make the animal collections. 

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