Evaluation of a hard clam spawner transplant site using a dye tracer technique

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Marine Sciences Research Center
Becker, Dean Scott
Marine Sciences Research Center, Stony Brook University
Marine Sciences. , Atmospheric Sciences. , Clam fisheries -- New York (State) -- Islip. , Spawning. , Nassau-Suffolk Regional Planning Board. , Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation. , National Sea Grant Program -- New York Sea Grant Institute. , Dye Tracing.
from the abstract, "The hard clam (Meraenaria meraenaria ) spawner transplant site of the Town of Islip, New York was evaluated using a water soluble, fluorescent dye tracer. The tracer was introduced to the site at the same time as the transplanting and was subsequently followed for 18 days. Dye concentrations were measured by continuous underway sampling using a fluorometer secured in a small boat. The resulting pattern of dispersion suggested that the site is in an undesirable location with respect to maximizing the set of spawner larvae within town waters. An alternate site in a less dispersive area in the north central part of town waters is recommended. . ."
ix, 63 leaves : ill., maps ; 28 cm. Bibliography.