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A description of the shelf edge groundfish habitat along the southeastern United States
Barans, C.A.; Vernon, J.H.Jr. (1984). A description of the shelf edge groundfish habitat along the southeastern United States. N.E. Gulf Sci. 7(1): 77-96
In: Northeast Gulf Science. Marine Environmental Science Consortium of Alabama: Dauphin Island. ISSN 0148-9836, more

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Keywords
    Bathymetric data; Bottom topography; Community composition; Continental shelves; Demersal fisheries; Environmental surveys; Fishery surveys; Habitat; Population density; Pisces [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Barans, C.A.
  • Vernon, J.H.Jr.

Abstract
    The rocky outcrops at the shelf edge along the southeastern United States provide a diverse and complex series of subhabitats inhabited by groundfish of both commercial and recreational importance. Reef morphology ranged from rounded outcrops of relatively low relief (less than 0.5 m) to steep scarps with as much as 15 m relief. Groundfish species composition and density of a community off Charleston, S.C. were determined by counts from underwater television.

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