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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
William F. Sigler
A study of the bottom fauna of Bear Lake was a part of the investigation of its limnology and fisheries begun in 1952. The primary purpose of the study was to examine all the evidence in estimating the fish producing capacity of the lake. The specific objective was to sample the bottom macrofauna at all depths and in all areas of the lake to determine what organisms are present and to what extent this was necessary to estimate the supply of food for bottom feeding fish. The large area of the open and deeper water region supports a comparatively uniform bottom population. The inshore rocky zones were exposed because of low water during most of this study, and the inshore regions of rooted plants were practically nonexistent.
Smart, Earl W., "An Ecological Study of the Bottom Fauna of Bear Lake Idaho and Utah" (1958). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 318.
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