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Effect of bivalve filter feeders on bacteria and seston and related abiotic factors of the water in oyster cultures (Gazi Bay) and mussel beds (Wadden Sea) sampled in 1993 and 1994
Citable as data publication
Mwangi S.N.; Vosjan J.H.; Fundamental and Applied Marine Ecology Post Graduate Program (FAME). VUB: Belgium; Netherlands Institute for Sea Research: The Netherlands; (2016): Effect of bivalve filter feeders on bacteria and seston and related abiotic factors of the water in oyster cultures (Gazi Bay) and mussel beds (Wadden Sea) sampled in 1993 and 1994. http://dx.doi.org/10.14284/139
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Description
Bacteria abundances and abiotic data of the water flowing through oyster cultures in Gazi Bay (Kenya) and mussel beds in the Wadden Sea (Netherlands) sampled in 1993 and 1994. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Mwangi, S. N. (1994). The influence of bivalve filter feeders on bacteria populations and seston in Gazi bay and Wadden Sea. MSc Thesis. Vrije Universiteit Brussel: Brussel. 88, appendix pp. more

This study investigated the effect that bivalve filter feeders had on the bacteria and seston concentration of the water that flowed through their beds, the tidal influence on food availability for the bivalves and seasonal changes of bacteria and seston concentrations. The study was carried out in an oyster culture plot in Gazi bay, Kenya and in the Dutch Wadden Sea where intensive mussel culture is carried out.

Scope
Themes:
Water composition
Keywords:
Marine, Filter feeders, Mussel culture, Oyster culture, Seston, Water samples, ANE, Wadden Sea, ISW, Kenya, Coast, Gazi Bay, Bacteria, Bivalvia

Geographical coverage
ANE, Wadden Sea [Marine Regions]
ISW, Kenya, Coast, Gazi Bay [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
28 September 1993 - 18 May 1994

Taxonomic coverage
Bacteria [WoRMS]
Bivalvia [WoRMS]

Parameters
Bacterial biomass, Bacterial concentration, Chlorophyll a, Dissolved oxygen (O2), ETS, Microbial biomass, Particulate organic carbon (POC), Salinity, Secchi depth, Temperature

Contributors
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager
Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Laboratorium voor Ecologie en Systematiek (ECOL), moredata creator

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Mwangi, S. N. (1994). The influence of bivalve filter feeders on bacteria populations and seston in Gazi bay and Wadden Sea. MSc Thesis. Vrije Universiteit Brussel: Brussel. 88, appendix pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2013-12-09
Information last updated: 2016-05-10
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