Directional preference of European lobster (Homarus gammarus) movements on the Yorkshire Coast

James Michael Wood

Abstract


Recaptures of 838 tagged Homarus gammarus individuals identified a directional preference, with bearings from release to recapture concentrated along a North-West to South-East axis, aligning with the predominant current direction for the study site.


Keywords


Homarus gammarus; directional preference; tagging

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17017/jfish.v4i2.2016.138

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