Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
L. Stephen Whitley
A study of the Embarras River basin was conducted to determine if rate of growth could be used as an indicator of water quality. Six species of sucker were collected from five locations using hand seines and electrofishing gear from December 1970 to December 1971. Tests of eighteen water quality parameters were conducted from November 1970 to November 1971.
The fish were measured and scale samples taken. The rate of growth of the fish taken at the five stations was analyzed and compared using the single classification analysis of variance. Condition factors were also compared.
Although there was some difference in the rate of growth of the fish taken at the different stations, the difference could not be attributed to any single factor.
Johnston, George L., "Rate of Growth as a Method of Assessing Water Quality" (1974). Masters Theses. 3696.
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