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Intercalibration of mussel Mytilus edulis clearance rate measurements
Petersen, J.K.; Bougrier, S.; Smaal, A.C.; Garen, P.; Robert, S.; Larsen, J.E.N.; Brummelhuis, E. (2004). Intercalibration of mussel Mytilus edulis clearance rate measurements. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 267: 187-194
In: Marine Ecology Progress Series. Inter-Research: Oldendorf/Luhe. ISSN 0171-8630, more
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  • Petersen, J.K.
  • Bougrier, S.
  • Smaal, A.C., more
  • Garen, P.
  • Robert, S.
  • Larsen, J.E.N.
  • Brummelhuis, E.

    Clearance rate (CR) was measured in blue mussels Mytilus edulis L. from Aiguillon Bay and the Oosterschelde using 3 different methods: the flow-through method, the bio-deposition method and the indirect or clearance method. CR differed significantly as a function of the method used and of the origin of the mussels. CR measured with the bio-deposition method were significantly lower than rates measured with the other methods. Results for the flow-through method depended, however, on how CR was calculated. CR using the flow-through and indirect methods was on average 10.0 l g-1 h-1 in mussels from Aiguillon Bay and 5.3 l g-1 h-1 in mussels from the Oosterschelde. The significantly lower CR of mussels from Oosterschelde was related to condition index and gill area, but could not entirely be explained by these factors.

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