Longfin smelt: spatial dynamics and ontogeny in the San Francisco Estuary, California

JOSEPH E. MERZ, PAUL S. BERGMAN, JENNY F. MELGO, and SCOTT HAMILTON

The authors utilized sampling data from the Interagency Ecological Program and regional monitoring programs to provide a comprehensive description of the range and distribution of longfin smelt within the San Francisco Estuary, California. This comprehensive data review provides
managers and scientists an improved depiction of the distribution of longfin smelt in the Estuary and future population analysis and restoration planning for this species.