Mechanisms leading to the decline in Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas seedlings in Matsushima Bay, Japan

Abstract

In 2013, there was a significant decline in the wild seedling yield of the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas in Matsushima Bay, Japan. We used hydrographic observational data obtained from 2009–2014 to determine whether hydrographic conditions explained the low yield and the absence of pre-attachment stage larvae. In August 2013, low salinity water was… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12562-016-0982-z

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