Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (BS)
College of Science
Fish grow as they age, but not all fish grow at the same rate. Internal and external factors such as stress and food availability can change the growth rate. This study looks to see if the growth rates vary between North Inlet and Murrell’s Inlet, SC for red drum and striped mullet. Red drum grew faster and showed a typical length-frequency graph in North Inlet. The cause of the difference in growth was not tested, but human influence on the estuaries was considered to be a possible factor.
Stohl, Katherine, "A Comparison of Fish Growth Rates in a Pristine and an Urbanized Salt Marsh Estuary" (2011). Honors Theses. 131.