Origin of Striped Bass Collected in the Delaware River for Toxics in Biota Monitoring

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In 2012 the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) collected striped bass (Morone saxatilis) from the Delaware River for toxics in biota monitoring. Stroud Water Research Center scientists used DNA analysis to determine if the fish are from the Delaware River population or were strays from the larger Hudson River or Chesapeake Bay populations. Further work with additional DNA markers will be necessary to confirm the origin of the individuals.

Funded by: Stroud Water Research Center

Principal Investigator: William H. Eldridge

Collaborator: Richard Greene (DNREC)

Project Year: 2012