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dc.contributor.authorDagit, Rosi
dc.contributor.authorBell, Ethan
dc.contributor.authorAdamek, Krista
dc.contributor.authorMongolo, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorMontgomery, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorTrusso, Nina
dc.contributor.authorBaker, Peter
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-03T11:27:10Z
dc.date.available2020-09-03T11:27:10Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholar.oxy.edu/handle/20.500.12711/10656
dc.description.abstractLong-term lifecycle monitoring of federally endangered southern steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in Topanga Creek provides a unique opportunity to examine the health and abundance of a steelhead population before (2008-2011) and during (2012-2016) a prolonged drought. We found that the five-year drought resulted in a substantial and significant decline in available wetted habitat suitable for rearing and upstream migratory access for anadromous adults. The response of the steelhead population has been a significant reduction in anadromous spawning, distribution of rearing, and abundance of all life stages of anadromous and resident steelhead. After five years of drought a population that exceeded 325 individuals in 2008, now numbers fewer than 50 fish, and appears to be at extremely high risk of extirpation. Acknowledging the possibility of increased drought regionally and globally, the need to bolster southern steelhead resiliency to additional disturbance is paramount.
dc.subjectcoastal creek
dc.subjectdrought
dc.subjectSanta Monica Bay
dc.subjectsouthern steelhead trout
dc.titleThe effects of a prolonged drought on southern Steelhead Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in a coastal creek, Los Angeles County, California
dc.title.alternativeDrought effects on Steelhead Trout in Los Angeles
dc.typearticle
dc.abstract.formatonep
dc.source.beginpage162
dc.source.issuescas/vol116/iss3
dc.source.issue3
dc.identifier.legacyhttps://scholar.oxy.edu/scas/vol116/iss3/2
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dc.source.endpage173
dc.source.peer_reviewedTRUE
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.source.volume116
dc.source.journaltitleScas: Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences


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