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Blue Mussels

Aquaculture

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Zebra mussels are native to... Russia
Raft culture dominates the Blue Mussel industry in... North America
The Bouchot culture technique is the... -Oldest known culture method -Credited to Patrick Walton
Bouchot Culture techniques are used in... France
Blue mussels can be harvested in... 1 year
Bottom culture is conducted with... Boats equipped with special dredges
In North America, Mussels are cultured in the... Northeastern U.S. (primarily Maine), Canadian Maritimes, and Pacific Northwest
Zebra mussels were spread through Europe in the... 1800's
Zebra mussels were accidentally introduced to... The Great Lakes
Zebra mussels were first detected in the Great Lakes in... 1988
Zebra mussels were spread quickly via... Mississippi River
Zebra mussels are... Not edible
Most commonly cultured mussel species is the... Blue mussel
Blue mussels are found in... Marine environments on both sides of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
Blue mussels are grown in ____ ____ making them a good candidate for... Large masses, Culture
Blue mussels are ___ feeders Filter
Filter feeders... Pump water through their bodes and extract phytoplankton (algae)
The rate of _____ is inversely related to water temp filtration
Below 10 C or over 25 C there is... Minimal pumping
Maximum pumping for Blue Mussel is between... 15 C - 20 C
Mussels reach sexual maturity at.. 1 year
Spawning for Blue Mussels occurs during... Spring and Summer
Blue mussel spawning is... External
Veligers are... Free-swimming larvae once shell starts to develop in Blue Mussels
Veligers feed on... plankton
Metamorphosis to Benthic form occurs when... Suitable substrate is encountered
Two steps of Blue Mussel settlement are... Crawling on substrate and attachment to substrate with byssal threads
Blue mussel industry is dominated by... Spain, Netherlands
In North America, mussels are cultured in... The northeastern US (primarily Maine), Canadian Maritimes, and the Pacific Northwest
Bottom culture is conducted with... Boats equipped with special dredges
Blue mussels can be harvested in... 1 year
Bouchot culture techniques are commonly used in... France
The Bouchot culture technique is the... Oldest known culture method
The Bouchot culture technique is credited to... Patrick Walton
Which culture technique dominates North America? Raft Culture
Bouchot culture techniques are commonly used in... France
The Bouchot culture technique is the... Oldest known culture method
The Bouchot culture technique is credited to... Patrick Walton
Which culture technique dominates North America? Raft Culture
Created by: Peyton115