Effects of experimental otter trawling on the macrofauna of a sandy bottom ecosystem on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland

@inproceedings{Kenchington2001EffectsOE,
  title={Effects of experimental otter trawling on the macrofauna of a sandy bottom ecosystem on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland},
  author={Ellen L Kenchington and Jens Prena and Kent Dennis Gilkinson and Donald Craigie Gordon and Kathy MacIsaac and Claude Bourbonnais and Peter Schwinghamer and Terence W. Rowell and D. L. Mckeown and W. Peter Vass},
  year={2001}
}
A 3-year otter trawling experiment was conducted on a deepwater (120–146 m) sandy bottom ecosystem on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland that had not experienced trawling for at least 12 years. The benthic macrofauna were sampled before and after trawling and in reference areas. The 200 grab samples collected contained 246 taxa, primarily polychaetes, crustaceans, echinoderms, and molluscs. Biomass was dominated by propeller clams (Cyrtodaria siliqua) and sand dollars (Echinarachnius parma), while… CONTINUE READING

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