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The Affects of Diet on Larval Red Drum Growth and Survival Rates

June 21st, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized

Hello! My name is Emily Bloom and I’m a rising junior at the University of California Davis, majoring in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology.  This summer I will be working in Dr. Fuiman’s lab conducting research on the affects of larval red drum diet on growth and survival rates, as well as swimming ability and behavior.  I will be using three diets throughout my experiment: (1) Rotifers, (2) Copepods enriched with phytoplankton, and (3) Copepods enriched with phytoplankton and protists.  This research will be beneficial to fish hatcheries by providing data on the most successful diet to feed larval red drum.

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