SERC Data Table of Contents

meta key # crab001
dataset or series of data Juvenile Blue Crab mortality, SERC, Edgewater, MD
keywords Chesapeake Bay, juvenile blue crabs, mortality rate, sources of mortality
originator Hines, A. H.
file format ascii text column format
platform Windows
study site locale Canning House Bay in Rhode River, Edgewater, Anne Arundel County, MD, USA
beginning date 19890816
ongoing? yes
ending date  
meas. freq. 3 times/year; June, July, & August
site size  
# of stations 1
west longitude -76.55
east longitude -76.55
north latitude 38.87
south latitude 38.87
parameters Replicate#, Interval, Date, Time, Transect, Depth, Size, Sex, Molt stage, Chelipeds, Walking legs, Swimmers, Crab Condition, Station
current sharing status available to collaborators
current advertising status scientific publications, lectures, SERC public site
abstract Tethering techniques were used to assess sources of and temporal variation in juvenile blue crab mortality as a function of water depth in the nearshore shallows of the Rhode River subestuary. Twenty-five crabs were tethered at each of 3 depths and were checked for mortality at 24 and 48 hours.
additional documentation / reference article Hines, A. H., G. M. Ruiz. 1995. Temporal variation in juvenile blue crab mortality: nearshore shallows and cannibalism in Chesapeake Bay. Bulletin of Marine Science. 57 (3):884-901.; Ruiz, G. M. et al. 1993. Shallow water as a refuge for fish and crustaceans in non-vegetated estuaries: an example from Chesapeake Bay. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 99:1-16.

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