Maerl grounds provide both refuge and high growth potential for juvenile queen scallops ( Aequipecten opercularis L . )

@inproceedings{Kamenosa2004MaerlGP,
  title={Maerl grounds provide both refuge and high growth potential for juvenile queen scallops ( Aequipecten opercularis L . )},
  author={Nicholas A. Kamenosa and P. Geoffrey Moorea and Jason M. Hall-Spencerb},
  year={2004}
}
  • Nicholas A. Kamenosa, P. Geoffrey Moorea, Jason M. Hall-Spencerb
  • Published 2004
Human damage to biogenic substrata such as maerl has been receiving increasing attention recently. Maerl forms highly biodiverse and heterogeneous habitats composed of loose-lying coralline red algae, which fulfil nursery area prerequisites for queen scallops (Aequipecten opercularis) and other invertebrates. The benefits obtained by queen scallops utilising maerl were poorly understood, so we used both laboratory predation and field tethering experiments to investigate the refuge and growth… CONTINUE READING