Winter Burial of Transplanted Bay Scallops

  • Steven T. Tettelbach
  • Christopher F. Smith
  • James E. KaldyIII
  • Thomas W. Arroll
  • Michael R. Denson
Conference paper
Part of the Coastal and Estuarine Studies book series (COASTAL, volume 35)

Abstract

During 1985, 1986, and 1987, extensive blooms of Aureococcus anophagefferens (“brown tides”) in eastern Long Island, New York waters decimated most of the commercially valuable stocks of bay scallops, Argopecten irradians irradians (Anonymous, 1985; Siddall, 1986). Recruitment of larval scallops in these areas also appeared to be very poor during both 1985 and 1986 (Siddall and Nelson, 1986; Bricelj et al., 1987a). These events have virtually eliminated the bay scallop fishery on Long Island, an industry which in 1984 produced approximately one-fourth of the total United States harvest and employed from 400–600 full-time baymen (Anonymous, 1985).

Keywords

Clay Depression Cage Phytoplankton Epoxy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven T. Tettelbach
    • 1
  • Christopher F. Smith
    • 2
  • James E. KaldyIII
    • 1
  • Thomas W. Arroll
    • 1
  • Michael R. Denson
    • 1
  1. 1.Southampton Campus of Long Island UniversitySouthamptonUSA
  2. 2.Marine ProgramCornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk CountyRiverheadUSA

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