Habitat: Shallows near rocks and structures to open water from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.
Diet: Any smaller fishes, softer-bodied crustaceans
- Striped bass are fast, aggressive predators, eating nearly any fish (or soft-bodied organism) smaller than them
- Striped bass are one of the most important game fish on the Hudson River; their use of the Lower Hudson Estuary as a nursery was a key part of shutting down the Westway project — and the subsequent protected designation of the estuarine sanctuary
- Their stripes help to break up their silhouette in the water, making them more difficult to be spotted by prey
- These fish are anadromous, which means they migrate upstream seasonally to spawn in fresher waters and live as adults in the ocean; they spend their juvenile/adolescent years within the bounds of HRPK and nearby waters