Recovery of a population of the flame shell, Lima hians, in an Irish bay previously contaminated with TBT.

The flame shell, Lima hians, is dominant in the shallows of the Moross Channel in Mulroy Bay, Co. Donegal. Its interwoven byssal threads form an extensive 'carpet' covering shell-sand. Laminarians attach to this 'carpet' and provide a canopy acting both as a substratum and shelter for several species. The population was first studied in 1980, a year prior… CONTINUE READING