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Manipulation of environmental variables and the effect on the growth of Haliclona sp.: Implications for open-water aquaculture

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dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science
dc.contributor Sch Plant Biol M090
dc.contributor University Of Western Australia
dc.contributor Univ Western Australia
dc.contributor Fac Nat & Agr Sci
dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science (aims) en
dc.contributor.author HARVEY, E. S.
dc.contributor.author ABDO, D. A.
dc.contributor.author BATTERSHILL, C. N.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-28T06:44:42Z
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-28T06:44:42Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-21T00:50:50Z
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-09T01:17:59Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-28T06:44:42Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-28T06:44:42Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-21T00:50:50Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-09T01:17:59Z
dc.date.issued 2006-10-01
dc.identifier 7323 en
dc.identifier.citation Abdo D, Battershill CN and Harvey ES (2006) Manipulation of environmental variables and the effect on the growth of Haliclona sp.: implications for open-water aquaculture. Marine Biology Research. 2(5): 326-332. en
dc.identifier.issn 1745-1000
dc.identifier.uri http://epubs.aims.gov.au/11068/7323
dc.description Link to abstract/full text - http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17451000600820946 en
dc.description.abstract We examined how the physical environment influences the growth and survival of an undescribed Haliclona species. To determine the influence that water movement, light and sediment had on the sponge, explants of Haliclona sp. (approximately 8 cm 3 in size) were transplanted into manipulated microenvironments at Hamelin Bay on the west coast of Western Australia near Perth. The sponge is typically found under limestone ledges and appears to have distinct limits on the microenvironment in which it is found. A three-factor orthogonal design was used to manipulate levels of light, water flow and sedimentation. Each factor had two experimental levels, creating environments with high and low water movement, high and low light, and upward and downward orientations to control sediment levels. The survival of explants was high (100%). However, all explants showed a regression in weight. Explants transplanted on to the underside of horizontal surfaces (downward orientations) demonstrated significantly less weight loss (P = 0.023), which was attributed to lower sediment exposure. Light and water movement did not significantly influence the sponge's growth.
dc.description.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17451000600820946 en
dc.language English
dc.language en en
dc.relation.ispartof Marine Biology Research - pages: 2(5): 326-332 en
dc.relation.ispartof Null
dc.subject Sponges
dc.subject Ecology
dc.subject Growth
dc.subject Environmental Sciences & Ecology
dc.subject Porifera
dc.subject Marine & Freshwater Biology
dc.subject Patterns
dc.subject Community
dc.subject Sponge
dc.subject Environment
dc.subject Morphology
dc.subject Survival
dc.subject Flow
dc.subject Haliclona
dc.title Manipulation of environmental variables and the effect on the growth of Haliclona sp.: Implications for open-water aquaculture
dc.type journal article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/174541000600820946
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000242214100003


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