spatfall

spatfall

(ˈspætˌfɔːl)
n
(Biology) a mass of larvae on the sea bed
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He developed methods to predict Pacific oyster spatfall that was an essential planning tool for the industry.
In the 12-yr period from 1994 to 2004, oyster spatfall in Virginia rivers failed while little or no sets of oyster larvae occurred.
Last year stocks were low resulting in the start of the season being delayed by two months at which point a vast spatfall appeared, meaning there is a large number of young cockles available now.
The lipid content, spatfall and subsequent growth of early and late settling hatchery-reared Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas Thunberg, larvae.
Spatfall of pearl oyster, Pteria sterna (Gould), on experimental collectors at bahia de La Paz, South Baja California, Mexico.
This is especially true for mussels occurring in soft-bottom environments where settling on the sandy or muddy substratum itself occurs only under very high spatfall densities (Bertness and Grosholz 1985, McGrorty et al.
Migration and secondary spatfall of Macoma balthica (L.) in the western part of the Wadden Sea.
Effect of immersion time of cultch on spatfall of the scallop Argopecten purpuratus (Lamarck 1819) in the marine reserve at La Riconada, Antofagasta, Aquacul.