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A report on the mass summer mortalities of the farmed Pacific oysters, Crassostrea gigas and Bay scallops Argopecten irradians in the local waters of Goseong Bay, Korea
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  • Journal title : The Korean Journal of Malacology
  • Volume 29, Issue 3,  2013, pp.239-244
  • Publisher : The Malacological Society of Korea
  • DOI : 10.9710/kjm.2013.29.3.239
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A report on the mass summer mortalities of the farmed Pacific oysters, Crassostrea gigas and Bay scallops Argopecten irradians in the local waters of Goseong Bay, Korea
Han, Jong Cheol; Jo, Qtae; Park, Young Cheol; Park, Tae Gyu; Lee, Deok Chan; Cho, Kee-Chae;
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Mass mortalities of farmed shellfish, mostly in summer season, thus named mass summer mortalities, have been a global issue in shellfish aquaculture. The 2013 mass summer mortalities in the confined waters of Goseong Bay, Goseong, Korea were quite a unique and intensive for two farmed species, the Pacific oysters, Crassostrea gigas, and bay scallops, Argopecten irradians. The mortalities were progressive from the bottom of the suspended oysters and caged scallops in the waters, reaching up to 80% for the oyster and 95% for the scallop in about 20 days after the first occurrence, early August, 2013. We monitored a wide range of environmental factors, including water temperature, dissolved oxygen (DO), salinity, turbidity, acidity (pH), organic and inorganic matters, chemical oxygen demand (COD), suspected pathogenic agent, and phytoplankton composition throughout the water column where the two species were suspended or caged. Our survey concluded that the hypoxia or anoxia might be a major cause of the mortalities. Here, we detailed the mortalities and ways to arrive at the conclusion.
Mass summer mortality;Hypoxia;Crassostrea gigas;Argopecten irradians;
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해만가리비 (Argopecten irradians) 의 동해 북부에서의 양식 연구,김영대;이주;김기승;박미선;박영철;김영숙;유현일;

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