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CESI Baseline Research Project 97-13
Pink shrimp--an ecologically and commercially important species--begin their lives amidst the estuarine environments of south Florida's inshore waters before migrating farther offshore. Throughout their life cycles, pink shrimp serve as a vital link in the food webs of marine environments. The abundance and distribution of pink shrimp along the coast serves as an indicator of overall health, and provides a useful metric for the success of Everglades restoration efforts.
This CESI-funded project examined the dynamics of pink shrimp and helped chronicle their movements between estuarine habitats and offshore waters. Researchers also evaluated new methods for monitoring such movements through the use of stable isotopes.
Criales, M. M., Wang, J. D., Browder,J. A., Robblee,M.B.,Jackson, T. L., Hittle, C.(2006). Variability in supply and cross-shelf transport of pink shrimp (Farfantepenaeus duorarum) postlarvae into western Florida Bay. Fishery Bulletin, 104(1):60-74.
Fr, B., Mumford, P. L., Robblee, M. B. (1999). Stable Isotope Studies of Pink Shrimp (Farfantepenaeus duorarum) Migrations on the Southwestern Florida Shelf. Bulletin of Marine Science, 65(2):419-430.
Contact the principal investigator directly with questions about this study,or to receive copies of related publications.
Pink Shrimp, Isotopes, Tortugas, Sanibel, Estuaries, Robblee, CESI, Critical Ecosystem Studies Initiative, Everglades
Last updated: April 14, 2015