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INRAM: Blue Mussel and Giant Pacific Oyster cage experiments at the Spuikom and Belgian harbours : 2007/2008 [INRAM Blauwe Mossel en Japanse Oester studies: kooiexperimenten in de Spuikom en de Belgische Havens in 2007/2008]
Marine Biology Section, Ugent. Belgium. INRAM. Blue Mussel and Giant Pacific oyster studies - SSD - Belgian Science Policy. [accessed on ‘date’]

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Mussels and oysters were encaged at several sites in Belgian harbours and coastal waters, to detect possible differences in populations and/or biometric parameters depending on the differences of contaminants between study sites. more

Cages with mussels and oysters enclosed, were placed along a gradient from the harbour through the coastal zone to the most offshore sampling locations in the BCS. Experimental cages placed at the Sluice dock in Ostend were considered to be the reference condition . Various biometric parameters representing somatic growth as well as environmental conditions were recorded regularly for the duration of the experiment.

Biology, Biology > Benthos, Biology > Invertebrates, Environmental quality/pollution
Marine/Coastal, Bivalvia, Ecotoxicology, Experiments, Pollution, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast, ANE, Belgium, Brugge, Zeebrugge Harbour, ANE, Belgium, Oostende Harbour, Sluice Dock, Magallana gigas (Thunberg, 1793), Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, Brugge, Zeebrugge Harbour Stations [Marine Regions]
001 (Nipon boei)
ZB4 (near Fluxys)
ZB1 (near the marina)
ANE, Belgium, Oostende Harbour, Sluice Dock Stations [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
June 2007 - October 2007
February 2008 - July 2008

Taxonomic coverage
Magallana gigas (Thunberg, 1793) [WoRMS]
Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]

Chlorophyll a, Count of annual growth rings on the shell, Dissolved oxygen (O2) Methodology , Dry weight shell, Dry weight soft tissue, Gametogenesis, Salinity Methodology , Shell length, Shell width, Suspended particulate matter (SPM), Temperature in water Methodology
Dissolved oxygen (O2): YSI 52 Dissolved Oxygen Meter RS 232
Salinity: WTW Conductivity Meter LF 320
Temperature in water: WTW Conductivity Meter LF 320

Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO), moredata owner
Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), moredata ownerdata creator
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
INRAM integrated project data from Belgian harbours and Belgian coastal area (2007-2010), more

INRAM: Integrated Risk Assessment and Monitoring of micropollutants in the Belgian coastal zone, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field experiment
Metadatarecord created: 2007-08-07
Information last updated: 2015-12-04
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