Forage fish are small, abundant, schooling planktivores that form a critical link in marine food webs by transferring energy from plankton up to birds, fishes, and marine mammals. Forage fishes in Puget Sound include the iconic Pacific herring as well as lesser known species such as surf smelt and the Pacific sand lance. There are significant knowledge gaps regarding the basic life history and population status of Pacific sand lance and no information regarding potential stressors such as contaminants.
|Title||Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the Pacific sand lance, Puget Sound, Washington|
|Authors||Theresa Liedtke, Kathleen Conn, Richard Dinicola, Renee Takesue|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Publication Subtype||Conference Paper|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Western Fisheries Research Center|