Effects of Collection, Transport, and Redeployment Methods on Natural Mortality of Rangia Cuneata (Mactridae) Used in Biomonitoring Studies

Eugene G. Maurakis, David V. Grimes & William C. Gretes
Sporadic, high mortality in test populations of wedge clams (Rangia cuneata) has limited the potential for using this otherwise desirable test organism in biomonitoring studies. To determine whether high mortality was due to ontogenic or experimental variables, a two-phased study was conducted. In phase I, mortality of collected and re-deployed wedge clams, subjected to varying transport conditions, was determined at 7, 14, 21 and 60 days re-deployment. The use of three transport times (1, 2,...
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