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The oxygen consumption of mussel beds in the Dutch Wadden Sea
Dankers, N.M.J.A.; Dame, R.; Kersting, K. (1989). The oxygen consumption of mussel beds in the Dutch Wadden Sea, in: Ros, J.D. (Ed.) Topics in Marine Biology: Proceedings of the 22nd European Marine Biology Symposium, Barcelona, Spain, August 1987. Scientia Marina (Barcelona), 53(2-3): pp. 473-476
In: Ros, J.D. (Ed.) (1989). Topics in Marine Biology: Proceedings of the 22nd European Marine Biology Symposium, Barcelona, Spain, August 1987. Scientia Marina (Barcelona), 53(2-3). Instituto de Ciencias del Mar: Barcelona. 145-754 pp., more
In: Scientia Marina (Barcelona). Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas. Institut de Ciènces del Mar: Barcelona. ISSN 0214-8358, more
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    VLIZ: Proceedings 21/1 [16950]
Document type: Conference paper

Keyword
    Marine

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  • Dankers, N.M.J.A., more
  • Dame, R.
  • Kersting, K., more

Abstract
    Mussels occur in high densities in the Wadden Sea. For the management of the area it is important to know what the impact of the mussel population is on the oxygen budget of the area. Oxygen consumption of a musselbed was measured in a large outdoor tank (200m³) and in the field using a perspex tunnel over a mussel bed. The measurements in the tank gave values which were comparable to previously published values. The field measurements indicated an oxygen-consumption (at night) which was considerably higher (3,9g O2m-2 h-1) because of oxygen consumption by geochemical processes and benthic organisms associated with the mussel bed.

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