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“Fish (and the aquatic systems in which they live) are Cool, Interesting, and Important” Dr. Martha E. Mather November 2 nd , 2010 Take Home Message 1 Fish are cool Fish research is interesting o Largest biomass in aquatic system Take Home Message 2 The ecosystems in which they are cool, and important to humans Fish are an important component of these ecosystems Take Home Message 3 Humans value (+) fish and aquatic ecosystems in a variety of ways Take Home Message 4 Humans adversely impact (-) aquatic ecosystems in a variety of ways (so these systems and fish need our protection) Take Home Message 5 Humans can protect and conserve (+) aquatic systems and fish, too. Striped Bass River Herring Atlantic Salmon Genus Species: Morone saxatilis Alosa pseudo-harengus Salmo salar Anadromous Yes Yes Yes Spawn in MA No Yes Yes Feed in MA Yes Yes Yes Low Population No Yes Yes Anadromous—farms in fresh water, feeds in salt water Striped Bass in Plum Island Sound Here in the Summer but they go back to the Delaware Bay and Chesapeake Bay during
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2011 for the course NRC 100 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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