https://commons.ufh.ac.za/vital/access/manager/Index ${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 Fish utilization of surf-zones. Are they changing? A case study of the sheltered, warm-temperate King’s Beach https://commons.ufh.ac.za/vital/access/manager/Repository/vital:35619 Thu 13 May 2021 01:51:44 SAST ]]> Occurrence of larval fishes in a rocky shore-associated nursery area in temperate South Africa, with emphasis on temperature-related growth in dominant Sparidae https://commons.ufh.ac.za/vital/access/manager/Repository/vital:35774 500 larvae per net haul), peaking at ~7 500 larvae in a single haul that consisted mostly of postflexion-stage Sparidae. There was a weak, negative correlation (−0.24) between temperature and overall CPUE, which reflected either the seasonality or protracted nature of spawning by the species occurring in the bay. There was no significant difference in CPUE between the moon phases sampled on the spring tides in this study. Shark Bay was dominated by postflexionstage larvae, consisting in particular of species common to tide pools during the juvenile stage. Certain species were sampled for only short periods during the year. The year-round occurrence and high abundance of the two dominant species indicate that Shark Bay represents an important nursery habitat for the completion of the larval phase. These species exhibited exponential growth that lagged behind small increases in temperature, highlighting the importance of access to shallow, warm habitat that allows larval growth to increase, leading to earlier settlement into juvenile habitat and thereby reducing the pelagic larval duration.]]> Mon 30 Aug 2021 14:24:05 SAST ]]> Biological responses to a resumption in river flow in a freshwater-deprived, permanently open Southern African estuary https://commons.ufh.ac.za/vital/access/manager/Repository/vital:6886 Mon 30 Aug 2021 14:24:04 SAST ]]>