Table 1  Sampling location and date, sample size, developmental stage, and river mouth temperature for each analyzed sample
CategorySampling localityCodeDevelopment stageNLatitudeLongitudeDayMonthYearTemperature (°)
SAR7Sargasso SeaSAR_7Leptocephali482007
GLASS8Gaspésie, Grande Rivière BlancheGAS_G8Glass eel4048.78−67.7014June200814.21a
Newfoundland, Codroy BayNF_G8Glass eel4047.85−59.2616July200815.86a
Prince Edward Island, Rustico BayPEI_G8Glass eel4046.43−63.243July200819.83a
New Scotia, St. John’s RiverNS_G8Glass eel4045.54−64.7025April20083.41a
Maine, Boothbay HarborMAI_G8Glass eel4043.85−69.651May20086.22a
New Hampshire, Taylor RiverNH_G8Glass eel4042.91−70.8423April20086.78a
Massachusetts, Parker RiverMA_G8Glass eel4042.69−70.7916April20087.04a
Connecticut, Taylor RiverCO_G8Glass eel4041.41−70.555May200810.44a
New Jersey, Patcong CreekNJ_G8Glass eel4041.17−72.234April20087.79a
Pensylvania, Delaware RiverPEN_G8Glass eel4039.89−75.261 to 5May20089.50a
Delaware, Millsboro Pond SpillwayDEL_G8Glass eel4038.35−75.175February20087.00a
Virginia, Wormley CreekVIR_G8Glass eel4037.21−76.4928March200810.01a
North Carolina, Black CreekNC_G8Glass eel4034.46−76.485 to 7February200810.44a
South Carolina, Cooper RiverSC_G8Glass eel4032.55−80.0013February200817.19a
Georgia, Altamaha RiverGEO_G8Glass eel2231.18−81.288 to 23January200815.46a
Florida, Guana RiverFLO_G8Glass eel4030.00−81.1928January200818.09a
OYO9Gaspésie, Grande Rivière BlancheGAS_E9Elver 1+3548.79−67.70June20090.16b
Massachusetts, Parker RiverMA_E9Elver 1+3942.69−70.79April20095.62b
Pensylvania, Crum CreekPEN_E9Elver 1+4039.86−75.32May20097.22b
South Carolina, Cooper RiverSC_E9Elver 1+2932.55−80.00February200914.68b
GLASS9Gaspésie, Grande Rivière BlancheGAS_G9Glass eel4048.79−67.70June200910.57c
Nova Scotia, CaledoniaNS_G9Glass eel4046.04−59.96June20099.55c
Massachusetts, Parker RiverMA_G9Glass eel3942.69−70.79April20095.65c
Pennsylvania, Crum CreekPEN_G9Glass eel4039.86−75.32May200913.57c
South Carolina, Cooper RiverSC_G9Glass eel2032.55−80.00February200912.31c
  • a Ten-day average sea-surface temperature before sampling date (source NOAA: SST14NA).

  • b Three winter months (December through February) average sea-surface temperature (source NOAA: SST14NA).

  • c Sampling month average sea-surface temperature (source NOAA: SST14NA).