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NOAA Photo Library Image - fish7970

491Estuaries and their marshlands are necessary as nursery grounds for some of our most valuable fisherey resources. Menhaden spawn in the open ocean , and as the larvae grow they move into estuarine waters where the juvenile stages feed and grow. Yet, marshlands are being "reclaimed" at an alarming rate for industrial and residential development.

Image ID: fish7970, NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Photo Date: 1969 circa
Credit: NOAA Central Library Historical Fisheries Collection; P. 491 of "Our Changing Fisheries" 1970 Centenary NMFS centenary volume

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