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Striped Bass - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

Striped Bass - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation | canadian wildlife conservation | Scoop.it
New York State's Saltwater (Marine)Fish
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-The striped bass (Morone saxatilis), also known as the striper or rockfish, is easily identified by the dark horizontal stripes across its silvery body. Striped bass can grow to more than 48 inches (122 cm), weigh over 50 pounds (23 kg) and live up to 30 years.

-DEC biologists survey striped bass populations in different parts of the marine district.

- Adult striped bass follow a seasonal migration pattern. They swim south and offshore from New York waters during the winter and migrate back north and inshore in the spring. In the spring, mature adults once again head up river to spawn.

-Throughout the 20th century, there were many attempts at striped bass conservation and coast-wide management. These attempts, however, were unsuccessful and could not prevent a collapse of the population in the early 1980s.

-These fish range along the Atlantic coast from the St. Lawrence River in Canada to the St. Johns River in Florida.

-The striped bass has always been an important recreational and commercial fish and has a long history of management along the eastern seaboard.

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Save Endangered Species in Canada - Nature Canada

Save Endangered Species in Canada - Nature Canada | canadian wildlife conservation | Scoop.it
Nature Canada’s goal is to establish Canada as a Nature Nation, where threatened species and ecosystems are protected, common species and ecosystems are conserved, ecological integrity is maintained, and the natural world is embraced by Canadians...
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-According to the scientific Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada there are 668 endangered species.

-Wood Thrush. Eastern Wood Pewee. American Badger. Striped Bass are examples of endangered species

-For roughly 75 per cent of endangered species, the loss and degradation of their habitat is the central cause of their declining numbers.

-Most scientists agree that human activity is causing rapid deterioration in biodiversity.

-Key weaknesses in the Act’s implementation have left many plant and animal species at continued risk of extinction

-The most recent threatened or endangered animal species added in November 2012

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Conserving the Wood Thrush Endangered Species Handbook

Endangered Species Handbook
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-The Wood Thrush (Catharus mustelinus) is one of the most -melodious songbirds in the world.

-The Wood Thrush is also useful to forest ecosystems, consuming vast amounts of insects.  Unfortunately, its populations have declined in recent years from 40 to 80 percent, depending on the area.

-Major causes include the destruction of both its nesting and wintering forests, combined with parasitism on its nests by the Brown-headed Cowbird, a bird that lays its eggs in the nests of other birds. 

- Its forest habitats have become fragmented into smaller and smaller blocks, causing the species to disappear from many areas

-today it breeds only in undisturbed forest tracts.

- Within the past 40 years, their forests have been logged and often converted into grazing land or agricultural fields.

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