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Main Title Environmental Requirements Assessments of the Bay Scallop 'Argopecten irradians concentricus'.
Author Leverone, J. R. ;
CORP Author Mote Marine Lab., Sarasota, FL.;Tampa Bay National Estuary Program, St. Petersburg, FL.
Publisher 30 Nov 93
Year Published 1993
Report Number MML-TR-253; T-91-15; TBNEP-01-93;
Stock Number PB95-260865
Additional Subjects Shellfish ; Seafood ; Literature reviews ; Data collection ; Data analysis ; Tampa Bay ; Bay scallops ; Argopection irradians ; Environmental requirements
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB95-260865 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 78p
Environmental requirements for adult bay scallops (Argopecten irradians concentricus) in Tampa Bay were assessed from field and laboratory studies conducted from June through October 1992. These requirements were based on correlations of scallop growth, mortality and reproduction with species-relevant measurements of water quality. Under laboratory conditions, bay scallops were able to survive low dissolved oxygen (2 mg/L) for six hours at 25 deg C. As water temperature increased, bay scallops were less tolerant of low dissolved oxygen. General water quality in Tampa Bay, with respect to chlorophyll a, turbidity and nutrients, has been steadily improving since 1980. The ability of bay scallops to grow and spawn in the waters of lower and middle Tampa Bay reflects the improvements in water quality observed over this period.