Twenty species of planktonic fish eggs and larvae were identified from 75 surface plankton tows made at river, bay, and ocean locations in the Sandy Hook estuary. A gradual increase in the number of species through the spring to a peak in the summer was followed by a decline in the fall and winter. Seventeen species were collected at a location where the Navesink River joins with Sandy Hook Bay. Seven species: American eel, Atlantic herring, American sand lance, winter flounder, bay anchovy, northern pipefish, and Atlantic silverside made up 98$ of all larvae collected. Winter flounder were most ubiquitous and exhibited a marked diel variation in abundance. The most abundant eggs were those of searobin and Atlantic menhaden. Larvae of several species were collected whose adults are either summer or winter visitors to inshore waters.
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