Growth and mortality of two groups of oysters, (Crassostrea virginica Gmelin), maintained in cooling water at an estuarine electric power generating station.

dc.acquisition-srcDr. David V. Aldrichen_US
dc.call-noQL430.O9 G54 1975 GBAYen_US
dc.contract-noen_US
dc.contributor.authorGilmore, G.H.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRay, S.M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAldrich, D.V.en_US
dc.contributor.otheren_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T17:01:16Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T17:01:16Z
dc.date.issued1975en_US
dc.degreeen_US
dc.description67 p.en_US
dc.description-otheren_US
dc.description.abstractGrowth and mortality of oysters with high and low levels of Labyrinthomyxa marina (L) infection were measured during 1972 in (1) 0.1 ha ponds receiving a continuous flow of heated water from an electric power plant, (2) the power plant intake canal, and (3) the power plant discharge canal. Pond oysters had less cumulative mortality than intake or discharge canal oysters, regardless of Labyrinthomyxa infection. Only pond oysters (high-L and low-L) gained in biomass (increasing 171 and 5,953 g or 2 and 25%, respectively) by the end of the study. In the intake canal low-L oysters decreased 6,293 g (27%) in the 10-month period prior to their disappearance while high-L oysters decreased 6,633 g (64%) by the end of the study. Oysters placed in the discharge canal during warm weather died within six weeks. Oysters held in the ponds grew as well or better than oysters from a natural reef in Galveston Bay.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://gbic.tamug.edu/request.htmen_US
dc.geo-codeCedar Bayouen_US
dc.geo-codeGalveston Bayen_US
dc.historyen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/21046
dc.latitudeen_US
dc.locationGBIC Collectionen_US
dc.longitudeen_US
dc.notesen_US
dc.placeCollege Station, Texas:en_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M University, Sea Grant Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries3235.00en_US
dc.relation.urien_US
dc.scaleen_US
dc.seriesTAMU-SG-75-207en_US
dc.subjectoystersen_US
dc.subjectgrowthen_US
dc.subjectmortalityen_US
dc.subjectwateren_US
dc.subjectpower plantsen_US
dc.titleGrowth and mortality of two groups of oysters, (Crassostrea virginica Gmelin), maintained in cooling water at an estuarine electric power generating station.en_US
dc.typeBooken_US
dc.universityen_US
dc.vol-issueen_US

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