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Percy T., English physiologist, 1872-1967. See: Herring bodies.
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Current status and biological characteristics of the anadromous alosid stocks of the eastern United States: American shad, hickory shad, alewife, and blueback herring, 248 p.
After sea lampreys destroyed the large predators (see sidebar on page 17) that had kept the alewife population in check their numbers exploded.
Of the remaining 10 river species, the alewife, white perch, striped bass, mummichog, inland silverside, fourspine stickleback, and hogchoker (respectively, Figures 16, 70, 71, 64, 62, 66, and 91) occur in the downstream portions of rivers in much of the salty tidal water and upstream to freshwater, and all probably do so seasonally.
Construction of a natural wetland on an area within the Alewife Reservation once referred to as "the Great Swamp" quickly became the centerpiece of the Alewife stormwater project.
We are dedicated to offering the best brews we can get our hands on and serving food that is as high quality as our beer," says Jennifer Dillon, manager of Alewife Queens.
Feeding habits of alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) larvae in freshwater lakes (Norden, 1968), in laboratory experiments (Miller et al.
The authors also found PBDEs in some forage fish, such as alewife and smelt.
Brown maintains that "[i]n the brief moment of a jest, a humble alewife can get the better of an educated and far more powerful man" (75).
pseudoharengus (Wilson), NW alewife Dorosoma cepedianum (LeSueur), I gizzard shad D.
Anadromous fish that are benefitting as a result are alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus), American shad (Alosa sapidissima), hickory shad (Alosa mediocris), Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrhynchus), striped bass (Morone saxatilis), and an endangered species, the shormose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum).
Atlantic cod, Atlantic herring, red or white hake, redfish, pollock, alewife, and squids (mostly Illex illecebrosus) were also consumed (>10% FO for each species), but these species varied more seasonally and regionally.