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Suisun MarshEcological History and Possible Futures$
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Peter B. Moyle, Amber D. Manfree, and Peggy L. Fiedler

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780520276086

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520276086.001.0001

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Fishes and Aquatic Macroinvertebrates

Fishes and Aquatic Macroinvertebrates

Chapter:
(p.165) 7 Fishes and Aquatic Macroinvertebrates
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Suisun Marsh
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Teejay A. O'Rear

Peter B. Moyle

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520276086.003.0007

Suisun Marsh is a vital region for desirable fishes and invertebrates. Vegetated banks, high turbidity, variable salinity, dendritic channels, and high hydrologic residence times support highly productive food webs. The fish community is a mixture of native and nonnative species. Populations of many fishes have declined over the last thirty years, paralleling trends seen in the delta. As salinity increases in the marsh, the proportion of native fishes will increase; however, the saltier water of the future marsh will likely become less hospitable to some desirable estuarine fishes, such as striped bass and delta smelt. The future marsh will remain an important habitat for migratory fishes, such as white sturgeon, while also becoming a valuable nursery ground for salt-tolerant fishes such as Pacific herring and northern anchovy.

Keywords:   fishes, invertebrates, phytoplankton, zooplankton, alien species, delta smelt, striped bass, migratory, nursery habitat, turbidity

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