Fouling Communities of Mussel Aquaculture Installations in the White Sea

Fouling Communities of Mussel Aquaculture Installations in the White Sea We have classified fouling communities developing on artificial substrates of mussel mariculture plants in Kandalakshskii Bay of the White Sea. Several major types of fouling have been distinguished: mussel fouling; fouling similar to the epifauna of the benthos biocenosis of Laminaria saccharinadominated by the ascidian Styela rusticaor sponges Halichondria paniceaand Halisarca dujardini; young fouling developed by algae and the ascidians of the genus Molgula; and ecotone communities in-between these types of fouling. The characteristics of the distinguished communities are provided. Russian Journal of Marine Biology Springer Journals

Fouling Communities of Mussel Aquaculture Installations in the White Sea

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Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright © 2001 by MAIK “Nauka/Interperiodica”
Life Sciences; Freshwater & Marine Ecology
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