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Type of Resource: text

Genre: article

Issuance: single unit

Date Issued: 2011

Publisher: Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling

Extent: 4 p.

Physical Description: pdf

Language(s): English

Identifier: 3352219 (digitool), FADT3352219 (IID), fau:6551 (fedora)

Note(s): Increasing ocean temperatures and sea level rise occurring from climate change will affect worldwide coastal fisheries, oyster-based ecosystems and aquaculture. Models predict that average surface temperature of the Earth could increase 1.8- 4.0°C by 2100. Organisms that are currently near temperature thresholds are likely to suffer increasing mortality. Shellfish growers across Florida, USA have experienced losses of market-size clams when summer water temperatures exceed 32°C, especially on the Gulf of Mexico coast where temperatures have increased by 0.3 to 2.0°C in the past 20-30 yrs. In light of recurring summer mortality events, as well as increasing ocean temperatures, it is clear that the Florida clam aquaculture industry needs a heat-tolerant clam strain to reduce summer mortalities, adapt to future climate change, and continue to contribute to global food security.This abstract may be cited as: Scarpa, J., Baker, S. M., & Sturmer, L. N. (2011). Evaluation of thermally selected multi-parental crosses with Mercenaria mercenaria and M. mercenaria x M. campechiensis clam hybrids to improve hard clam crop production in Florida. 14th International Conference on Shellfish Restoration, 23-27 August, 2011, Stirling, Scotland, UK.Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #1842.

Subject(s): Northern quahogMercenaria mercenariaClimate changeAquacultureClams--FloridaTemperature

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Restrictions on Access: ©2011 Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling

Owner Institution: FAU



Author: Scarpa, J., creator Baker, S. M., creator Sturmer, L. N., creator

Source: http://fau.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fau%3A6551



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