Effects of the Maryland hydraulic clam dredge on populations of the soft-shell clam, Mya arenaria: final contract report

Pfitzenmeyer, Hayes T. and Koo, Ted (1972) Effects of the Maryland hydraulic clam dredge on populations of the soft-shell clam, Mya arenaria: final contract report. Solomons Island, MD, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory,

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Abstract

Final report on a three year study designed to investigate the effects of the Maryland hydraulic escalator clam dredge on populations and recruitment of the soft-shell clam, Mya arenaria. Experimental plots were established in the Potomac river, Maryland, and were dredged ina commerical manner by removing only legal size clams. quarterly samples were taken in the experimental and control plots by means of a van Veen grab for juvenile clams and the hydraulic dredge for older, deeper burrowing clams. Sediment samples were taken at selected periods for organic carbon and grain size analysis. Clams were separated into two size-groups. (PDF contains 38 pages)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Effects of the Maryland hydraulic clam dredge on populations of the soft-shell clam, Mya arenaria: final contract report
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Pfitzenmeyer, Hayes T.
Koo, Ted
Date: 1972
Publisher: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Place of Publication: Solomons Island, MD
Projects: Contract 3-93-R-1, 3-93-R-2, 3-93-R-3.
Funders: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service
Issuing Agency: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Additional Information: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Chesapeake Biological Laboratory Reference Number 72-41. Commercial Fisheries Research and Development Act, Final Contract Report
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mya arenaria; clam; dredge; hydraulic escalator; Potomac river; Maryland
Subjects: Conservation
Ecology
Item ID: 2455
Depositing User: Kathleen Heil
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2009 18:06
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 19:04
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/2455

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