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Title:
Ecology of arctic grayling in Becharof Lake tributaries
Author:
Eaton, Dewey Mitchell, 1960-
Issue Date:
1993
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
I studied the grayling populations in 4 tributaries of Becharof Lake. The grayling in Ruth River, and Salmon, Featherly and Becharof Creeks appear to be independent populations, with high fidelity to specific streams. All populations overwintered in the lake and migrated into the streams when water temperatures reached about 2.5 C. These populations contained some of the largest grayling in the state; generally >50% of the population exceeding 6 years in age and had fork lengths >400 mm. Interstream movement rates were about 2%, but intrastream movement was higher (18%). Spring migration into the streams extended from May-July. This extended migration may have invalidated the assumption of a closed population, and resulted in higher than actual estimated abundance. Abundance ranged from a low of 33 grayling/Km in Featherly Creek to a high of 230 grayling/Km in Becharof Creek. Survival rates were similar in all streams.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Renewable Natural Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Maughan, O. Eugene

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleEcology of arctic grayling in Becharof Lake tributariesen_US
dc.creatorEaton, Dewey Mitchell, 1960-en_US
dc.contributor.authorEaton, Dewey Mitchell, 1960-en_US
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractI studied the grayling populations in 4 tributaries of Becharof Lake. The grayling in Ruth River, and Salmon, Featherly and Becharof Creeks appear to be independent populations, with high fidelity to specific streams. All populations overwintered in the lake and migrated into the streams when water temperatures reached about 2.5 C. These populations contained some of the largest grayling in the state; generally >50% of the population exceeding 6 years in age and had fork lengths >400 mm. Interstream movement rates were about 2%, but intrastream movement was higher (18%). Spring migration into the streams extended from May-July. This extended migration may have invalidated the assumption of a closed population, and resulted in higher than actual estimated abundance. Abundance ranged from a low of 33 grayling/Km in Featherly Creek to a high of 230 grayling/Km in Becharof Creek. Survival rates were similar in all streams.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMaughan, O. Eugeneen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1355109en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b311460289en_US
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