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A sampling method for conducting relocation studies with freshwater mussels

Journal of Freshwater Ecology

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Abstract

Low recovery of transplanted mussels often prevents accurate estimates of survival. We developed a method that provided a high recovery of transplanted mussels and allowed for a reliable assessment of mortality. A 3 x 3 m polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe grid was secured to the sediment with iron reinforcing bars. The grid was divided into nine 1-m super(2) segments and each treatment segment, was stocked with 100 marked mussels. The recovery of mussels after six months exceeded 80% in all but one treatment group.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
A sampling method for conducting relocation studies with freshwater mussels
Series title:
Journal of Freshwater Ecology
Volume
8
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1993
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributing office(s):
Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Description:
pp. 397-399
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
397
Last page:
399
Number of Pages:
3