Mollusk Habitats and Fisheries in Kiribati: An Assessment from the Gilbert Islands

@article{Thomas2001MolluskHA,
  title={Mollusk Habitats and Fisheries in Kiribati: An Assessment from the Gilbert Islands},
  author={Frank R. Thomas},
  journal={Pacific Science},
  year={2001},
  volume={55},
  pages={77 - 97}
}
  • F. Thomas
  • Published 1 January 2001
  • Environmental Science
  • Pacific Science
Biological and ecological attributes of 24 species of edible bivalves and gastropods from the Gilbert Islands Group, Kiribati, Micronesia, were assessed for their resilience by examining size at maturity, intertidal burying, adjacent subtidal populations, benthic mobility, and larval type. Foraging for mollusks is largely con®ned to the intertidal and shallow subtidal regions, although modern diving gear and outboard motors now provide human foragers access to offshore resources. Changes… 

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