Plaice egg mortality: can we determine survivorschip?

M. Dickey-Collas, C.J. Fox, R.D.M. Nash, C.M. O'Brien

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    17 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    The daily mortality rate of cohorts of plaice eggs in the Irish Sea is estimated throughout the spawning season in 1995 and 2000, using general additive models of egg production. Daily mortality (z) was found to vary between 0.15 and 0.29. Mortality rates declined through the season in 1995 but not in 2000. There were significant differences in the mortality rates of individual cohorts of eggs. The suitability of an exponential decay model to describe daily mortality is discussed. The mortality rates conform to previously described relationships between fish eggs and temperature. The estimates of mortality rate were found to be robust to imprecision in egg ageing, but ageing imprecision led to a bias in the estimation of survivorship of eggs from spawning to hatch. The bias will vary with mortality rate
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)211-225
    JournalJournal of Sea Research
    Volume50
    Issue number2-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2003

    Keywords

    • pleuronectes-platessa l.
    • cod gadus-morhua
    • southern north-sea
    • solea-solea l.
    • isle-of-man
    • irish-sea
    • developmental defects
    • physical processes
    • spawning biomass
    • marine fish

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Plaice egg mortality: can we determine survivorschip?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Dickey-Collas, M., Fox, C. J., Nash, R. D. M., & O'Brien, C. M. (2003). Plaice egg mortality: can we determine survivorschip? Journal of Sea Research, 50(2-3), 211-225. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1385-1101(03)00082-0