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Selective tidal stream transport in silver European eel (Anguilla anguilla L.)--Migration behaviour in a dynamic estuary

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Selective tidal stream transport in silver European eel (Anguilla anguilla L.)--Migration behaviour in a dynamic estuary. / Verhelst, Pieterjan; Bruneel, Stijn; Reubens, Jan; Coeck, Johan; Goethals, Peter; Oldoni, Damiano; Moens, Tom; Mouton, Ans.

In: Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Vol. 213, 2018, blz. 260-268.

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title = "Selective tidal stream transport in silver European eel (Anguilla anguilla L.)--Migration behaviour in a dynamic estuary",
abstract = "Different fish species use selective tidal stream transport (STST) to efficiently migrate through strong tidal systems to complete their life cycle, but the use of STST by silver European eels (Anguilla anguilla L.) is still controversial. In this study, we found strong evidence that silver European eels apply STST. The results illustrate that eels can distinguish between ebb and flood and suggest that tides play a role in orientation, either directly or indirectly. The general migration speed was higher in the downstream part of the estuary compared to the upstream part, while tidal migration speed was equal in both parts, indicating that eels migrated more consistently in the downstream part. The results of this study give insight in how a diadromous species migrates through an estuary and underline the importance of the tides.",
author = "Pieterjan Verhelst and Stijn Bruneel and Jan Reubens and Johan Coeck and Peter Goethals and Damiano Oldoni and Tom Moens and Ans Mouton",
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T1 - Selective tidal stream transport in silver European eel (Anguilla anguilla L.)--Migration behaviour in a dynamic estuary

AU - Verhelst, Pieterjan

AU - Bruneel, Stijn

AU - Reubens, Jan

AU - Coeck, Johan

AU - Goethals, Peter

AU - Oldoni, Damiano

AU - Moens, Tom

AU - Mouton, Ans

PY - 2018

Y1 - 2018

N2 - Different fish species use selective tidal stream transport (STST) to efficiently migrate through strong tidal systems to complete their life cycle, but the use of STST by silver European eels (Anguilla anguilla L.) is still controversial. In this study, we found strong evidence that silver European eels apply STST. The results illustrate that eels can distinguish between ebb and flood and suggest that tides play a role in orientation, either directly or indirectly. The general migration speed was higher in the downstream part of the estuary compared to the upstream part, while tidal migration speed was equal in both parts, indicating that eels migrated more consistently in the downstream part. The results of this study give insight in how a diadromous species migrates through an estuary and underline the importance of the tides.

AB - Different fish species use selective tidal stream transport (STST) to efficiently migrate through strong tidal systems to complete their life cycle, but the use of STST by silver European eels (Anguilla anguilla L.) is still controversial. In this study, we found strong evidence that silver European eels apply STST. The results illustrate that eels can distinguish between ebb and flood and suggest that tides play a role in orientation, either directly or indirectly. The general migration speed was higher in the downstream part of the estuary compared to the upstream part, while tidal migration speed was equal in both parts, indicating that eels migrated more consistently in the downstream part. The results of this study give insight in how a diadromous species migrates through an estuary and underline the importance of the tides.

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DO - 10.1016/j.ecss.2018.08.025

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SP - 260

EP - 268

JO - Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science

JF - Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science

SN - 0272-7714

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