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III. Fish
Pages 35-37

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... . Nevertheless, a substantial body of experimental research has shown that structure provides nektonic organisms with protection against predation, thereby offering a survival advantage, especially to more vulnerable juvenile life stages.
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... Because of difficulties collecting acceptable samples, only seven of the nine approximately monthly sampling dates were used in the analyses -- from December 2002 to January 2004. No significant difference in fish abundance or species richness was detected among the three sampling sites; however, there is an indication that the composition of fish assemblages was modified near oyster racks by enhanced numbers of the guild characterized as structure-associated fishes.
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... within baited minnow-traps deployed beneath oyster long-lines in Humboldt Bay. In Willapa Bay, Washington, few statistically significant differences in density were found among the more than 20 species of fish and crabs collected at intertidal locations when oyster bottom culture, eelgrass, and open mudflat were comparatively sampled (Hosack et al., 2006)

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