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Temperature, recreational fishing and diapause egg connections : dispersal of spiny water fleas (Bythotrephes longimanus)

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dc.contributor.author Kerfoot, W. Charles
dc.contributor.author Yousef, Foad
dc.contributor.author Hobmeier, Martin M.
dc.contributor.author Maki, Ryan P.
dc.contributor.author Jarnagin, S. Taylor
dc.contributor.author Churchill, James H.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-13T14:55:09Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-13T14:55:09Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09-04
dc.identifier.citation Biological Invasions 13 (2011): 2513-2531 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1912/4928
dc.description © The Author(s), 2011. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License. The definitive version was published in Biological Invasions 13 (2011): 2513-2531, doi:10.1007/s10530-011-0078-8. en_US
dc.description.abstract The spiny water flea (Bythotrephes longimanus) is spreading from Great Lakes coastal waters into northern inland lakes within a northern temperature-defined latitudinal band. Colonization of Great Lakes coastal embayments is assisted by winds and seiche surges, yet rapid inland expansion across the northern states comes through an overland process. The lack of invasions at Isle Royale National Park contrasts with rapid expansion on the nearby Keweenaw Peninsula. Both regions have comparable geology, lake density, and fauna, but differ in recreational fishing boat access, visitation, and containment measures. Tail spines protect Bythotrephes against young of the year, but not larger fish, yet the unusual thick-shelled diapausing eggs can pass through fish guts in viable condition. Sediment traps illustrate how fish spread diapausing eggs across lakes in fecal pellets. Trillions of diapausing eggs are produced per year in Lake Michigan and billions per year in Lake Michigamme, a large inland lake. Dispersal by recreational fishing is linked to use of baitfish, diapausing eggs defecated into live wells and bait buckets, and Bythothephes snagged on fishing line, anchor ropes, and minnow seines. Relatively simple measures, such as on-site rinsing of live wells, restricting transfer of certain baitfish species, or holding baitfish for 24 h (defecation period), should greatly reduce dispersal. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Study of Lakes Superior and Michigan was funded from NSF OCE-9726680 and OCE-9712872 to W.C.K., OCE-9712889 to J. Churchill. Geographic survey sampling and Park studies in the national parks during 2008-2010 were funded by a grant from the National Park Service Natural Resource Preservation Program GLNF CESU Task Agreement No. J6067080012. en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-011-0078-8
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ *
dc.subject Spiny cladoceran en_US
dc.subject Dispersal en_US
dc.subject Temperature en_US
dc.subject Diapausing eggs en_US
dc.subject YOY fish en_US
dc.title Temperature, recreational fishing and diapause egg connections : dispersal of spiny water fleas (Bythotrephes longimanus) en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s10530-011-0078-8


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