Mortality, growth and fecundity of transplanted mussel and barnacle populations near a pulp mill outfall

Shiu Sun Rudolf WU, C. D. LEVINGS

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Abstract

The mortality, growth and fecundity of transplanted adult mussel (Mytilus edulis) and barnacle (Balanus glandula) populations near a kraft pulp mill outfall at Port Mellon, British Columbia, were determined. The results indicated that adults of both species were tolerant of bleached kraft pulp mill effluent and survived near the pulp mill outfall. However, the growth rates of both species were retarded when compared with those at the control station. The reproductive activities of the transplanted barnacles were also impaired. Copyright © 1980 Published by Elsevier Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-15
JournalMarine Pollution Bulletin
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1980

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Paper and pulp mills
Cirripedia
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mussels
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bleached kraft pulp
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Balanus
Mytilus edulis
British Columbia
Bleached pulp
Effluents
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Bibliographical note

Wu, R. S. S., & Levings, C. D. (1980). Mortality, growth and fecundity of transplanted mussel and barnacle populations near a pulp mill outfall. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 11(1), 11-15. doi: 10.1016/0025-326X(80)90375-6