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Pilot investigation into the age structure of market squid

Pilot investigation into the age structure of market squid, Doryteuthis opalescens, in the Gulf of Alaska

Dawn Wehde
Dawn Wehde

Project Details

Funding Sources

  • URECA: $240

Abstract

The objective of my URECA funded project was to conduct a pilot investigation that aimed to provide a data set of the age, size, and maturity of market squid, Doryteuthis opalescens, collected in the Gulf of Alaska. The information I collected was used to infer the establishment of a residential or transient population of market squid in the sampled area. I hypothesized that squid collected offshore (> 100m from the shoreline) would be less sexually mature and younger than squid collected inshore which supports the establishment of a residential population. In comparison, no significant differences between size, maturity, and age between squid collected offshore and inshore supports that the squid are from a transient population.

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