it is to the completion of chemical contaminants analysis in biota (mussels)- Collection and preparation of molds also called horse mussels
(modiolus auriculatus)- Installation and recovery on action stations,- Pretreatment of molds and sent to analytical laboratories,- Analysis of molecules in biota, - Banking data in Quadrige2,- Drafting the country review report,- Organization and participation in meetings of launch and restitution.
(Modiolus modiolus) are common on UK coasts, and are important to conservation where they form extensive beds in otherwise featureless sandy and muddy seascapes.
are bigger than their close relative the common mussel, and can live in deeper waters The deputy minister for agriculture, food and fisheries, Alun Davies, said: "In Wales, our main aim for fisheries management is to develop viable and sustainable fisheries as part of a wider policy of safeguarding the marine environment.
Protection status would preserve soft corals, horse mussels
and flame shell reefs.
Valve increment measures of annual growth rings in the early years of life of populations of these Bay of Fundy horse mussels
, suggest that growth rates vary with the geological province where they are found.
A seasonal comparison of the related horse mussels
, Modiolus modiolus, (Mytilidae) from shallow subtidal environment (10-m depth) of New Hampshire, Isle of Shoals, United States (Lesser & Kruse 2004) found somewhat but significantly higher respiration in summer than winter animals, however, again with CS concentration per g tissue significantly increased in the winter.
In June 2003, the National Trust met with Environment Minister Angela Smith to raise its continued concerns regarding the decline in Horse Mussels
and the continuation of trawling.
But the Trusts also point to destruction of the once vast colonies of horse mussels
in Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland.
Staff at the Sea-Life Museum in Oban say Stein, who was filming for a new series, borrowed five of their lovingly nurtured colony of rare horse mussels
, known as clappy doos, but only returned four of them.
It aims to achieve - In-situ measurements,- Sampling / analysis of coastal waters- Onutriments, chlorophyll a / phaeopigments and phytoplankton- Chemical ocontaminants by passive samplers (dgt-POCIS-SBSE) and caging of horse mussels
North Lleyn Peninsula: Both rock and sediment habitats are represented, including underwater habitats such as a reef formed by horse mussels
Classified as a special area of conservation it stretches for up to 5V2 miles out to sea, and includes a reef which is home to thousands of horse mussels
which provide hard surfaces on which other marine life grows.