Benthic mariculture and research rig developed for diver operations

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Benthic mariculture and research rig developed for diver operations

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dc.contributor.author Hampson, GR en_US
dc.contributor.author Rhoads, DC en_US
dc.contributor.author Clark, DW en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-14T05:30:05Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-14T05:30:05Z
dc.date.issued 1989 en_US
dc.identifier.citation In: Lang, MA; Jaap, WC (ed). Diving for Science…1989. Proceedings of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences annual scientific diving symposium 28 September - 1 October 1989 Wood Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/10139
dc.description American Academy of Underwater Sciences (http://www.aaus.org/) en_US
dc.description.abstract A benthic structure has been designed and deployed in 18 meters of water in the center of Buzzards Bay for two years for the purpose of growing mussels and other molluscs. This structure can also be used for settlement and growth studies of other marine species where long-term field experiments are required. The structure is designed to be deployed on the bottom, and extends vertically 3.5 meters above the sediment surface. The food source consists of detritus suspended from the bottom by the tidal stream (Benthic Turbidity Zone). The structure is based on a design that utilizes materials that are readily available, structurally stable in sea water, and are low in cost. Deployment and recovery of the structure can be done with vessels greater than 7 meters in length. Installation of grow-out ropes, cages, or experiments on the rig by SCUBA divers is facilitated by hooks and snaps which permit rapid attachment or recovery of deployed materials en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) en_US
dc.subject scientific diving en_US
dc.subject benthic structure en_US
dc.subject animal en_US
dc.subject population ecology en_US
dc.subject mussel en_US
dc.subject mollusc en_US
dc.subject methods en_US
dc.subject equipment en_US
dc.title Benthic mariculture and research rig developed for diver operations en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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