Winterkill of hard clams in Great South Bay, N.Y., 1976-77

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Marine Sciences Research Center
Greene, Gregory Trevor
Becker, Dean Scott
Marine Sciences Research Center, Stony Brook University
Marine Sciences. , Atmospheric Sciences. , Clam fisheries -- New York (State) -- Great South Bay. , Clams -- New York (State) -- Great South Bay. , National Sea Grant Program -- New York Sea Grant Institute. , Bluepoints Company. , Great South Bay Farmers Co-op Association. , New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. , Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation Fellowship Program.
from the abstract, "To estimate mortality of the commercially important hard clam (Meraenaria meraenaria) resources of Great South Bay, New York, during the severe winter of 1976-77, clams were sampled at 31 stations in the Bay. Mortality was quite variable and ranged from O to 27.2 %. Mortality showed no strong relation to any of the variables measured at each station: depth, salinity, substrate particle size, substrate organic content, and clam density. . ."
23 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. Bibliography.