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Why mothers matter

Nature volume 430, pages 621622 (05 August 2004) | Download Citation

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Fish population growth depends on older mothers, which in some species produce more and ‘better’ offspring than younger fish. When fisheries remove the most productive females, the whole population suffers.

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  1. Stephen R. Palumbi is in the Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Hopkins Marine Station, Pacific Grove, California 93950, USA. e-mail: spalumbi@stanford.edu

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