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. California fish and game. Fisheries -- California; Game and game-birds -- California; Fishes -- California; Animal Population Groups; Pêches; Gibier; Poissons. NOTES 171 of year when YOY shortbellies are particularly abundant off northern California (unpublished data from midwater-trawl surveys, Peter Adams, Tiburon Labo- ratory). But since these fish usually are some distance offshore, why during early June of 1988 were so many close enough inshore to become stranded? The answer may involve the wind. The strong northerlies that prevail in this region during spring and summer drive the coast

. California fish and game. Fisheries -- California; Game and game-birds -- California; Fishes -- California; Animal Population Groups; Pêches; Gibier; Poissons. NOTES 171 of year when YOY shortbellies are particularly abundant off northern California (unpublished data from midwater-trawl surveys, Peter Adams, Tiburon Labo- ratory). But since these fish usually are some distance offshore, why during early June of 1988 were so many close enough inshore to become stranded? The answer may involve the wind. The strong northerlies that prevail in this region during spring and summer drive the coast Stock Photo
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. California fish and game. Fisheries -- California; Game and game-birds -- California; Fishes -- California; Animal Population Groups; Pêches; Gibier; Poissons. NOTES 171 of year when YOY shortbellies are particularly abundant off northern California (unpublished data from midwater-trawl surveys, Peter Adams, Tiburon Labo- ratory). But since these fish usually are some distance offshore, why during early June of 1988 were so many close enough inshore to become stranded? The answer may involve the wind. The strong northerlies that prevail in this region during spring and summer drive the coastal surface waters seaward (Ekman 1904, Bakun 1973), and this acts to keep the YOY shortbellies offshore. But during the month before the strandings short periods of weaker-than-usual northerlies alternated with short periods of southerlies. And on the days immediately before and during our first observations of YOY shortbellies near shore, the wind was from the south at up to 14 knots (Figure 2). Sea temperatures near shore increased sharply at this time, indicating that the surface flow had turned toward the coast (Hobson and Chess 1988), and we believe that this is what brought the YOY shortbellies to the shore. O o LX Ld or I 20 10 CI O Q >_ 0 Z> o (/I 0 12 - 10. first observed YOY shortbellies nearshore. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. California. Dept. of Fish and Game; California. Fish and Game Commission; California. Division of Fish and Game. [San Francisco, etc. ] State of California, Resources Agency, Dept. of Fish and Game

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