The Uptake of Organic Matter and the Release of Inorganic Nutrients by Bivalve Suspension Feeder Beds

@inproceedings{Smaal1993TheUO,
  title={The Uptake of Organic Matter and the Release of Inorganic Nutrients by Bivalve Suspension Feeder Beds},
  author={Aad C. Smaal and Theo C. Prins},
  year={1993}
}
In many estuarine and coastal ecosystems, bivalve suspension feeders, such as mussels, oysters, cockles and various species of clams, occur in high densities. They are often concentrated in beds and reefs (Wolff 1983). Feeding is performed by pumping and filtering large volumes of water through the gills, and results in a continuous flux of particulate matter from the water column to the bivalve beds. Particles of a size larger than 2 μm in diameter are effectively retained by most species… CONTINUE READING

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