Date of Award


Call Number

SH167.A7 L32 2016

Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



First Advisor

Karen Wilson

Second Advisor

Theresa Theodose

Third Advisor

Chris Maher


alewives, Penobscot, habitat, growth, anadromous species, conservation, Biology


This research attempts to connect patterns in growth and migration of an anadromous species. The goal of this research was to understand habitat movements and growth of juvenile alewives (Alosa pseudoharengus) in the Penobscot Estuary and Bay through the use of otolith microchemistry, otolith growth increments, and a laboratory stable isotope turnover study. Understanding the connection between growth and movement of juvenile alewives may lead to more accurate and sophisticated conservation and restoration methods for anadromous species.