Horse mussel

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(Zool.) a large, marine mussel (Modiola modiolus), found on the northern shores of Europe and America.

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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.
Horse mussels (Modiolus modiolus) are common on UK coasts, and are important to conservation where they form extensive beds in otherwise featureless sandy and muddy seascapes.
Horse mussels 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.
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.
Moreover, the more comprehensive work of Navarro (1990) is in agreement with our findings that total seston concentration is more important than seston flux in determining the SFG and biomass of horse mussels.
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.