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Are Metabolites from the Brown Tide Alga, Aureococcus anophagefferens, Deleterious to Mussel Feeding Behavior?

  • J. Evan Ward
  • Nancy M. Targett
Conference paper
Part of the Coastal and Estuarine Studies book series (COASTAL, volume 35)

Abstract

The brown tide bloom, which occurred in coastal embayments of Long Island (NY), Rhode Island, and New Jersey, during the summers of 1985 and 1986 (Carpenter and Cosper, 1986; Olsen, 1986; Sieburth et al., 1986), caused starvation and recruitment failure of bivalve populations (Bricelj and Siddall, 1986; Cosper et al., 1987; Tracey, 1988). Several mechanisms for these deleterious effects were postulated including harmful effects due to released metabolites from the brown tide alga, Aureococcus anophagefferens Hargraves et Sieburth (Cosper et al., 1987; Sieburth et al., 1988; Tracey et al., 1988).

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Selection Index Crassostrea Virginica Microalgal Cell Polystyrene Sphere Port Authority 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Evan Ward
    • 1
  • Nancy M. Targett
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Marine StudiesUniversity of DelawareLewesUSA

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