Habitat linkages: the effect of intertidal salt marshes and adjacent subtidal habitats on abundance, movement, and growth of an estuarine fish
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Correlations in intertidal salt marshes and adjacent subtidal habitats were examined using pinfish in field experiments. This article presents the observations of this study. Pinfish were twice as abundant in intertidal marshes which are adjacent to sea grass beds than those which are unvegetated. In addition, movement was greater in those areas in which vegetation existed in both the intertidal and subtidal zones, and pinfish were 90% heavier.