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Fig. 53. Plots of catch rates of congrid leptocephali collected by the MOCNESS-10 opening and closing trawl in 4 transects of stations across the Florida Current that are plotted as the number of leptocephali (ind.) caught per minute each net fished, at night (A) and during daytime (B), during August 1978 and February 1979 surveys for mesopelagic fishes. (C) and (D) show the fishing effort of the tows. Data are plotted as catch rates and the minimum depth fished by each net (nets fished at various depth ranges deeper than each minimum depth). Note the very different y-axis scales for catch rates during night and day. See Kleckner and McCleave (1982), and Miller (1995) for maps of the stations sampled during these surveys.

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