Howe Sound Juvenile Prawn Survey With A Review of Estuaries as Shrimp and Prawn Nursery HabitatsMicroform - 1987
Report of a shallow-water survey in the mouth of Howe Sound in August 1986 for juvenile prawn to locate the shallow-water habitats used by the prawn in their first summer. Trap sampling occurred in 36 sets among a group of islets at the mouth of the Sound and along the southern shores of Gambier Island using 4 types of traps baited with canned sardines. Beach sampling was conducted at 6 sites during low tides. Three SCUBA dives were completed in the southeast Popham Island area to observe microhabitat utilization by young prawn and their behaviour. Captured prawn were counted, sexed, and their carapace length measured and retained. A short review of the estuaries, including fjordic inlets, as nursery grounds for pandalid and penaeid shrimps is included.
Publisher: Nanaimo, B.C. : Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans, Fisheries Research Branch, Pacific Biological Station, 1987
Description: 25 p
Branch Call Number: MF BC-DOC 88-00942