Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1985

Abstract

Data obtained from two previous studies of larval Atlantic herring growth were compared, based on otolith increment estimated age. These data, from the Gulf of Maine in 1976-77 and 1978-79, supported the hypothesis that larvae hatched early in the spawning season grew faster than larvae hatched late. Differences were significant under assumptions that increments were deposited in the otolith either daily or at 0.5 increments per day. Corroborative evidence indicated that otolith increments were formed daily at least during the early part of the spawning season.

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