Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

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Further Reading


The following sources have been suggested by the authors of each section noted, for readers who are interested in learning more about the specific topics discussed in this report. (Note: this is NOT a comprehensive bibliography about Sanctuary resources.) A general reference for all Sanctuary resources is the Site Characterization and its bibliography. (**highlight the words "Site Characterization" as a link to that page on the Sanctuary's web site; don't include this yellow text on the web)


"The Effects of Small-Scale Kelp Harvesting on Giant Kelp Surface Canopy Dynamics in the Ed Ricketts Underwater Park Region" (Michael D. Donnellan and Michael S. Foster):

Donnellan, M. D. and M. S. Foster. 1999. The effects of small-scale kelp harvesting on giant kelp surface canopy dynamics in the Ed Ricketts Underwater Park Region. Final report to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the Cities of Monterey and Pacific Grove. 32 pp.

Foster, M.S. and D.R. Schiel. 1985. The ecology of giant kelp forests in California: a community profile. U.S.Deptartment of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service Biological Report 85 (7.2), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, D.C. 152 pp.

Larson, M.L. and R.H. McPeak, editors. 1995. Final Environmental Document, giant and bull kelp commercial and sportfishing regulations: Section 30 and 165, Title 14, California Code of Regulations. The Resources Agency, Sacramento, CA. 150 pp.


"Monterey Bay Area Discoveries" (George Matsumoto): Robison, B.H. 1999. Shape change behavior by mesopelagic animals. Mar. Fresh. Behav.Physiol. 32:17-25. URL

Hopcroft, R.R. and B.H. Robison. 1999. A new mesopelagic larvacean, Mesochordaeus erythrocephalus, sp. nov., from Monterey Bay, with a description of its filtering house. Journal of Plankton Research. 21:1923-1937.

Johnson, K.S., F.P. Chavez, and G.E. Friederich (4/22/99). Continental-shelf sediment as a primary source of iron for coastal phytoplankton. Nature, 398: 697-700.


"Changing Habitats and Associated Fish Assemblages of Elkhorn Slough" (Mary M. Yoklavich):

Barry, J.P., M.M. Yoklavich, G.M. Cailliet, D.A. Ambrose, and B.S. Antrim. 1996. Trophic ecology of the dominant fishes in Elkhorn Slough, California, 1974-1980. Estuaries 19:115-138.

Cailliet, G.M., B. Antrim, D. Ambrose, S. Pace, and M. Stevenson. 1977. Species composition, abundance and ecological studies of fishes, larval fishes, and zooplankton in Elkhorn Slough, p. 216-386. In J. Nybakken, G. Cailliet, and W. Broenkow. Ecologic and hydrographic studies of Elkhorn Slough Moss Landing Harbor and nearshore coastal waters. Moss Landing Marine Laboratories Technical Publication, Moss Landing, CA.

Lindquist, D. C. 1998. Assessing the effects of erosion on the trophic relationships of fishes in Elkhorn Slough, CA. M.S. Thesis, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories.

MacGinitie, G.E. 1935. Ecological aspects of a California marine estuary. Amer. Midl. Nat. 16:629-795.

Oxman, D.S. 1995. Seasonal abundance, movements and food habits of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) in Elkhorn Slough, California. M.S. Thesis, California State Univ., Stanislaus.

Yoklavich, M. M., G.M. Cailliet, J. Barry, D. Ambrose, and B. Antrim.1991. Temporal and spatial patterns in abundance and diversity of fish assemblages in Elkhorn Slough, California. Estuaries 14:465-480.

Yoklavich, M. M., M. Stevenson, and G. M. Cailliet. 1992.Seasonal and spatial patterns of ichthyoplankton abundance in Elkhorn Slough, California. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 34:109-126.


"The Moss Landing Christmas Bird Count: A 24-Year Summary"(Bernadette and Bob Ramer):

Page, G. W., L. E. Stenzel, and J. E. Kjelmyr.1999. Overview of shorebird abundance and distribution in wetlands of the Pacific Coast of the contiguous United States. Condor 101:41-471.

Ramer, B. A., G. W. Page, and M. M. Yoklavich.1991.Seasonal abundance, habitat use, and diet of shorebirds in Elkhorn Slough, California. West. Birds 22:157-174.

American Birds, 88th Christmas Bird Count, Vol. 42, No.4. National Audubon Society.


"The Status of the Nearshore Live Fish Fishery and the Need for Effective Management" (Gregor M. Cailliet):

California Department of Fish and Game. 1999. Nearshore finfishes, In: Review of some California fisheries for 1998. California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI), Reports 40:16-18.

Echeverria, T.W. 1987. Thirty-four species of California rockfishes: maturity and seasonality of reproduction. Fishery Bulletin 85(2):229-250.

Hemingway, G., D. Hanan, J. Hunter, and M. Mullins. 1999. Reports, Review, and Publications: Report of CalCOFI Committee. CalCOFI Reports 40:5-8.

Leet, W.S., C.M. Dewees, and C.W. Haugen (1992) California's Living Marine Resources and their Utilization. California Sea Grant publication (UCSGEP-92-12: pages 150-179 cover "nearshore fishes.").

Love, M.S. and K.Johnson. 1998. Aspects of the life histories of grass rockfish, Sebastes rastrelliger, and brown rockfish, S. auriculatus, from southern California. Fishery Bull. 87:100-109.

McKee-Lewis, K.K. 1996. Rapid changes and growth of California's live finfish fishery. Pages, 116-120 In:, Proceedings from Marketing and Shipping Live Aquatic Products '96, Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service (NRAES-107).

Starr, R.M., K.A. Johnson, E.A. Laman and G.M. Cailliet (1998) Fishery Resources of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Sea Grant publication (No. T-042: details on the live fish fishery are especially covered under those species which are primarily targetted by it [e.g. rockfishes on page 81 and cabezon, pages 88-89]).

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