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Growth of Young Sea Bass Lateolabrax japonicus in the Eelgrass Beds of Gamak and Yeoja Bays in Relation to Environmental Variables
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Growth of Young Sea Bass Lateolabrax japonicus in the Eelgrass Beds of Gamak and Yeoja Bays in Relation to Environmental Variables
Kim, Jin-Koo; Ryu, Jung-Hwa; Kim, Jeong Bae; Lee, Won-Chan; Kim, Hyung Chul; Moon, Seong Yong; Kim, Hee Yong;
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 Abstract
This study aims to reveal the relationship between growth of young sea bass and environmental variables in two adjacent eelgrass beds. Fishes were collected from Gamak Bay (GB) and Yeoja Bay (YB) on the southern coast of Korea from February 2006 to February 2007 using a dragnet (15 m in length and 3 m in width). During the study period, a total of 367 individuals of young sea bass Lateolabrax japonicus were collected from GB (171 inds.) and YB (196 inds.). Significant differences were observed in the occurrence periods and growth patterns of young sea bass, as well as in environmental variables between GB and YB. Young sea bass were collected from April to December in GB, but from April to July in YB. These differences may be associated with differences in eelgrass density, leaf width, and zooplankton density between GB and YB.
 Keywords
Growth;Lateolabrax japonicus;Eelgrass beds;Environmental variable;
 Language
Korean
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