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Studies on Blueback Herring, Alosa aestivalis

 

This list of studies was compiled by Abigail Franklin, Justine Rooney, and Jo Ann Muramoto. It will be updated periodically.  If you know of a useful study that is not listed here, please contact the River Herring Network.

 

Balak, J. S. and Walker, P. T. 1979. Spawning and culture potential of Blueback Herring in ponds. Prog.Fish-Cult.41.

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Chittenden, M. E., Jr. 1972. Salinity tolerance of young blueback herring, Alosa aestivalis. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 101: 123-125.

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Crecco, V. A., and M. M. Blake. 1983. Feeding ecology of coexisting larvae of American shad and blueback herring in the Connecticut River. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 112:498-507.

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Creed, R. P., Jr. 1985. Feeding, diet, and repeat spawning of blueback herring, Alosa aestivalis, from the Chowan River, North Carolina. Fisheries Bulletin 83: 711-716.

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Dadswell, M. J. 1985. Status of the blueback herring, Alosa aestivalis, in Canada. Canadian Field Naturalist 99: 409-412.

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Domermuth, R. B., and R. J. Reed. 1980. Food of juvenile American shad, Alosa sapidissima, juvenile blueback herring, Alosa aestivalis, and pumpkinseed, Lepomis gibbosus, in the Connecticut River below Holyoke Dam, Massachusetts. Estuaries 3: 65-68.

View here- http://www.springerlink.com/content/j6532pp369n72615/fulltext.pdf

 

Haro, A., M. Odeh, T. Castro-Santos, and J. Noreika. 1999. Effect of slope and headpond on passage of American shad and blueback herring through simple Denil and deepened Alaska steeppass fishways. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 19: 51-58.                                                     

View here - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1577/15488675(1999)019%3C0051%3AEOSAHO%3E2.0.CO%3B2

Janssen, J. 1982. Comparison of searching behavior for zooplankton in an obligate planktivore, blueback herring Alosa aestivalis and a facultative planktivore, bluegill Lepomis macrochirus. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 39: 1649-1654.

Abstract available at - http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/f82-222

 

Juanes, F., R. E. Marks, K. A. McKowan, and D. O. Conover. 1993. Predation by age-0 bluefish on age-0 anadromous fishes in the Hudson River Estuary. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 122: 348-356.

View here - http://people.umass.edu/juanes/Juanes%20et%20al.%2093.pdf

 

Klauda, R. J., and R. E. Palmer. 1987b. Responses of blueback herring eggs and larvae to pulses of acid and aluminum. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 116: 561-569.

Abstract available at - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1577/1548-8659(1987)116%3C561%3AROBHEA%3E2.0.CO%3B2

 

Klauda, R. J., R. E. Palmer, and M. J. Lenkevich. 1987. Sensitivity of early life stages of blueback herring to moderate acidity and aluminum in soft freshwater. Estuaries 10: 453.

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Koo, T. S. Y., and M. L. Johnston. 1978. Larval deformity in striped, Morone saxatilis, and blueback herring, Alosa aestivalis, due to heat shock treatment of developing eggs. Environmental Pollution 16: 137-149.

Abstract available at - http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0013932778901283

 

Loesch, J. G., and W. A. Lund, Jr. 1977. A contribution to the life history of the blueback herring, Alosa aestivalis. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 106: 583-589.

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Loesch, J. G. 1981. Weight relation between paired ovaries of blueback herring. Prog.Fish-Cult. 43(2): 77-79.

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Moss, S. A., W. C. Leggett, and W. A. Boyd. 1976. Recurrent mass mortalities of the blueback herring, Alosa aestivalis, in the lower Connecticut River. American Fisheries Society Monographs 1: 227-234.

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Nestler, J. M., Ploskey, G. R., Pickens, J., Menezes, J., and Schilt, C. 1992. Responses of blueback herring to high-frequency sound and implications for reducing entrainment at hydropower dams. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 12: 667-683.

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O’Leary, J. A., and B. Kynard. 1986. Behavior, length, and sex ration of seaward-migrating juvenile American shad and blueback herring in the Connecticut River. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 115: 529-536.

Abstract available at- http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1577/1548-8659(1986)115%3C529%3ABLASRO%3E2.0.CO%3B2

 

Osteen, D. V., Eversole, A., and Christie, R. W. 1989. Spawning utilization of an abandoned ricefield by Blueback herring. Fresh.Wet.Wild. 61: 553-565.

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Rulifson, R. A., and V. Crecco. 1995. Factors affecting the recent decline of blueback herring and American shad in the Connecticut River. A report to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, Washington, D.C.

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Savoy T. F., and V. A. Crecco. 2004. Factors affecting the recent decline of blueback herring and American shad in the Connecticut River. American Fisheries Society Monograph 9: 361–377.

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Schubel, J. R., and T. S. Y. Koo. 1976. Effects of various time-excess temperature histories on hatching success of blueback herring, American shad, and striped bass eggs. Thermal Ecology II, AEC Symposium Series, Conference No. 750425: 165-170.

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Taylor, R. E. and Kynard, B. 1985. Mortality of juvenile American shad and Blueback herring passed through a low-head Kaplan hydroelectric turbine. Trans.Amer.Fish.Soc. 114: 430-435.

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Studies on Alewife Herring, Alosa pseudoharengus

 

 

 

This list of studies was compiled by Abigail Franklin, Justine Rooney, and Jo Ann Muramoto. It will be updated periodically.  If you know of a useful study that is not listed here, please contact the River Herring Network.

 

 

 

Bogardus, R. B., D. B. Boies, T. C. Teppen, and F. J. Horrath. 1978. Avoidance of monochloramine: Test tank results for rainbow trout, coho salmon, alewife, yellow perch and spotted shiner. Pages 149-161 in R. L. Julley, H. Gorchev, and D. H. Hamilton, editors. Water chlorination – Environmental impact and health effects, volume 2. Ann Arbor Science Publishers, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Brooks, J. L., and S. I. Dodson. 1965. Predation, body size and composition of plankton. Science 150: 28-35. Summary: The effect of a marine planktivore (alewife) on lake plankton illustrates theory of size, competition and predation

View here - http://science.kennesaw.edu/~jdirnber/limno/Brooks%20and%20Dodson.pdf

 

Cianci, J. M. 1965. Larval development of the alewife, Alosa pseudoharengus (Wilson), and the glut herring, Alosa aestivalis (Mitchill). Masters thesis. University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut.

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Colby, P. J. 1973. Response of the alewife, Alosa pseudoharengus, to environmental changes. Pages 163-198 in W. Chavin, editor. Response of fish to environmental changes. Charles C. Thompson, Springfield, Illinois.

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Dalton, Christopher M., David Ellis, David M. Post. 2009. The impact of double-crested cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) predation on anadromous alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) in south-central Connecticut, USA. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 66:(2) 177-186.

View here - http://www.yale.edu/post_lab/pdfs/dalton%20et%20al%202009%20(CJFAS).pdf

 

Davis, Justin, P. & Eric T. Schultz. 2009. Temporal Shifts in Demography and Life History of an Anadromous Alewife Population in Connecticut. Marine and Coastal Fisheries. Volume I Issue I: 90-106

View here - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1577/C08-003.1

 

Dominy, C. L. 1971. Evaluation of a pool and weir fishway for passage of alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) at White Rock, Gaspereau River, Nova Scotia. Canada Department of Fisheries and Forestry, Resource Development Branch, Progress Report No. 3, Halifax, Canada.

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Dominy, C. L. 1971. Changes in Blood Lactic Acid Concentrations in Alewives (Alosa pseudoharengus) During Passage Through a Pool and Weir Fishway. Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada.28:(8) 1215-1217.                                                                         

View here - http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/f71-183

 

Dominy, C.L. 1973. Effect of entrance-pool weir elevation and fish density on passage of alewives (Alosa pseudoharengus) in a pool and weir fishway. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 102(2):398-04.

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Dow, R. L. 1962. Swimming Speed of River Herring  Pomolobus pseudoharengus (Wilson). J.Cons. 27: 77-80.

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Durbin, AG & SW Nixon. 1979. Effects of the spawning migration of the alewife, Alosa pseudoharengus, on freshwater ecosystems. Ecology. 40(1):8-17.                                                      

Abstract available at - http://www.jstor.org/pss/1936461

Edsall, T. A. 1964. Feeding by threes species of fishes on the eggs of spawning alewife. Copeia 1964: 226-227.

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Edsall, T. A. 1970. The effect of temperature on the rate of development and survival of alewife eggs and larvae. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 102: 376-380.

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Frank, H., M. Mather, J. Smith, R. Muth, J. Finn, and S. McCormick. 2009. What is “fallback”?: metrics needed to assess telemetry tag effects on anadromous fish behavior. Hydrobiologia 635: 237-249.          

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Gahagan, Benjamin I.; Schultz, Eric T.; and Gherard, Katie E., "Environmental and Endogenous Factors Influencing Emigration in Juvenile Anadromous Alewives" (2010). EEB Articles. Paper 23.
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Gibson, Jamie, A. & Ransom A. Myers. 2002. Effectiveness of a High-Frequency-Sound Fish Diversion System at the Annapolis Tidal Hydroelectric Generating Station, Nova Scotia. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. Volume 22. Issue 3:770-784.

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Gregory, R. S., G. S. Brown, and G. R. Daborn. 1983. Food habits of young anadromous alewife, Alosa pseudoharengus, in Lake Ainslie, Nova Scotia. Canadian Field Naturalist 97: 423- 426.

Abstract available at- http://md1.csa.com/partners/viewrecord.php?requester=gs&collection=ENV&recid=706353&q=+Gregory%2C+R.+S.%2C+G.+S.+Brown%2C+and+G.+R.+Daborn.+1983.+Food+habits+of+young+anadromous+alewife%2C+Alosa+pseudoharengus%2C+in+Lake+Ainslie%2C+Nova+Scotia.+Canadian+Field+Naturalist+97%3A+423-+426.&uid=790907114&setcookie=yes

 

Havey, K. A. 1961. Restoration of anadromous alewife at Long Pond, Maine. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 90: 281-286.

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Havey, K. A. 1973. Production of juvenile alewife, Alosa pseudoharengus, at Love Lake, Washington County, Maine. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 102: 434- 437.

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Haymes, G.T. and P.H. Patrick. 1986. Exclusion of Adult Alewife, Alosa pseudoharengus Using Low-Frequency Sound for Application at Water Intakes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries. 43:855-862.

View here - http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/f86-105

 

Henderson, B. A., and E. H. Brown, Jr. 1985. Effects of abundance and water temperature on recruitment and growth of alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) near South Bay, Lake Huron. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 42: 1608-1613.

Abstract available at- http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/f85-201

 

Huber, M. E. 1978. Adult spawning success and emigration of juvenile alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) from the Parker River, Massachusetts. Masters thesis. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts.

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Janssen, J. 1976. Feeding modes and prey size selection in the alewife Alosa pseudoharengus. Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada 33: 1972-1975.

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Janssen, J. 1978a. Feeding-behavior repertoire of the alewife, Alosa pseudoharengus, and ciscoes, Coregonus hoyi and C. artedii. Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada 35: 249-253.

Abstract available at- http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/f76-251

 

Janssen, J. 1978b. Will alewife Alosa pseudoharengus feed in the dark? Environmental Biology

of Fishes 3: 239-240.

Abstract available at- http://www.springerlink.com/content/l22620426450026n/

 

Kellogg, R. L. 1982. Temperature requirements for the survival and early development of the anadromous alewife. The Progressive Fish-Culturist 44: 63-73.

Abstract available at- http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1577/1548-8659(1982)44%5B63%3ATRFTSA%5D2.0.CO%3B2

 

Kissil, G. W. 1974. Spawning of the anadromous alewife, Alosa pseudoharengus, in Bride Lake, Connecticut. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 103: 312-317.

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Lacroix, Gilles L. 1985. Plasma ionic composition of the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), white sucker (Catostomus commersoni), and alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) in some acidic rivers of Nova Scotia. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 1985, 63:(10) 2254-2261

View here - http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/z85-334

 

Libby, D. A. 1981. Difference in sex ratios of the anadromous alewife, Alosa pseudoharengus, between the top and bottom of a fishway at Damariscotta Lake, Maine. United States National Marine Fisheries Service Fishery Bulletin 79: 207-211.

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Libby, D. A. 1982. Decrease in length at predominant ages during a spawning migration of the alewife, Alosa pseudoharengus. Fisheries Bulletin 80: 902-905.

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MacNeill, DB. 1990. Ontogenetic shifts in gill-raker morphology and predicted prey capture efficiency of the alewife, Alosa pseudoharengus. Copeia. Vol. 1990, No. 1 (Mar. 6, 1990), pp. 164-171.

Abstract available at - http://www.jstor.org/pss/1445832 

McCauley, R. W., and F. P. Binkowski. 1982. Thermal tolerance of the alewife. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 111: 389-391

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Milstein, C. B. 1981. Abundance and distribution of juvenile Alosa species off southern New Jersey. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 110: 306-309.

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Richkus, W. A. 1974. Factors influencing the seasonal and daily patterns of alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) migration in a Rhode Island river. Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada 31: 1485-1497.

Abstract available at-http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/f74-178

 

Richkus, W. A. 1975a. Migratory behavior and growth of juvenile anadromous alewife, Alosa pseudoharengus, in a Rhode Island drainage. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 104: 483-493.

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Richkus, W. A. 1975b. The response of juvenile alewife to water currents in an experimental chamber. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 104: 494-498.

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Richkus, W. A., and H. E. Winn. 1979. Activity cycles of adult and juvenile alewife, Alosa pseudoharengus, recorded by two methods. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 108: 358-365.

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Rideout, S. G. 1974. Population estimate, movement, and biological characteristics of anadromous alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) utilizing the Parker River, Massachusetts in 1971-1972. Masters thesis. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts.

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Rulifson, R. A., M. T. Huish, and R. W. Thoesen. 1994. Status of anadromous Alosa along the east coast of North America. Pages 134-159 in J. E. Cooper, R. T. Eades, R. J. Klauda, and J. G. Loesch, editors. Proceedings of the Anadromous Alosa Symposium, American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.

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Salia, S.B., D. J. Sheehy, T.T. Polgar, and J.M. Flowers. 1972. Correlations between alewife activity and environmental variables at a fishway. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 101(4): 583-585.

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Schubel, J. R., and J. C. S. Wang. 1973. The effects of suspended sediments on the hatching success of yellow perch, white perch, striped bass and alewife eggs. Ichthyological Association Special Report No. 30, Reference 73-3.

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Schubel, J. R., and J. C. S. Wang. 1973. The effects of suspended sediment on the hatching success of Perca f1avescens (ye1low perch), Morone americana (white perch), Morone saxati1is (striped bass), and Alosa pseudoharengus (a1ewife) eggs. Chesapeake Bay Institute Reference No. 73-3, John’s Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.

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Seegert, G. L., and A. S. Brooks. 1978. The effects of intermittent chlorination on coho salmon, alewife, spotted shiner, and rainbow trout. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 107: 346-353. 

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Stanley, J. G., and P. J. Colby. 1971. Effects of temperature on electrolyte balance and osmoregulation in the alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) in fresh and sea water. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 100: 624-638.

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Stone, H. H. 1993. Feeding habits of anadromous alewife, Alosa pseudoharengus, off the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia. Fisheries Bulletin 92: 157-170.

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Thunberg, B. E. 1971. Olfaction in parent stream selection by the alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus). Animal Behavior 19: 217-225.

Abstract available at - http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003347271800015

 

Vigerstad, T. J., and J. S. Colb. 1978. Effects of predation by sea-run juvenile alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) on the zooplankton community at Hamilton reservoir, Rhode Island. Estuaries 1: 36-45.

Abstract available at - http://www.springerlink.com/content/th737051g1051566/fulltext.pdf

 

Walters, Annika, W., Rebecca T. Barnes, David M. Post. 2009. Anadromous alewives (Alosa pseudoharengus) contribute marine-derived nutrients to coastal stream food webs. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.66:439-448.

View here - http://www.yale.edu/post_lab/pdfs/walters%20et%20al%202009%20(cjfas).pdf

 

Walton, C. J. 1987. Parent-progeny relationship for an established population of anadromous alewife in a Maine lake. American Fisheries Society Symposium 1: 451-454.

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West, Derek C., Annika W. Walters, Stephen Gephard, David M. Post. 2010. Nutrient loading by anadromous alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus): contemporary patterns and predictions for restoration efforts. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 2010, 67:(8) 1211-1220.

View here - http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/F10-059

 

Winters, G. H., J. A. Moores, and R. Chaulk. 1973. Northern range extension and probably spawning of gaspereau (Alosa pseudoharengus) in the Newfoundland area. Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada 30: 860-861.

Abstract available at- http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/f73-147