3 edition of Native shellfish in nearshore ecosystems of Puget Sound found in the catalog.
Native shellfish in nearshore ecosystems of Puget Sound
Megan Nichols Dethier
Focuses on four representative species: Dungeness crab, native littleneck clams, geoduck clams, and native oysters.
|Statement||Megan N. Dethier.|
|Series||Valued ecosystem components report series, Technical report -- 2006-04, Technical report (Puget Sound Nearshore Partnership) -- 2006-04.|
|Contributions||United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Seattle District., Puget Sound Nearshore Partnership.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||vi, 19 p. :|
|Number of Pages||19|
The Washington State Department of Health classifies shellfish growing areas in Puget Sound to assure that harvested shellfish are safe to consume. The data collected for the classification process represent the conditions that dictate shellfish harvest and their trends provide information on marine water quality in Puget Sound. Shorelines, Marine Ecosystems & AquacultureThe Sierra Club shoreline and aquaculture policies support Puget Sound salmon recovery efforts. We support independent shellfish growers whose sustainable practices do not include industrial practices such as the use of pesticides and introducing plastic pollution in our marine waters (PVC tubes, nets, growbags).
Puget Sound Restoration Fund (PSRF) works collaboratively to restore marine habitat, water quality, and native species in Puget Sound through on-the-ground projects. We are committed to a vision of a clean and healthy Sound that is productive, full of life, and that sustains us. Technical Report – Orcas in Puget Sound. Technical Report – Native Shellfish in Nearshore Ecosystems of Puget Sound. Technical Report – Marine Forage Fishes in Puget Sound. Technical Report – Juvenile Pacific Salmon in Puget Sound. Technical Report – Kelp and Eelgrass in Puget Sound. Technical.
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Native Shellfish. Nearshore Habitat Requirements. Because the native shellfish found in Puget Sound are so diverse, discussion of their habitat requirements, status, and trends will be focused on four representative species: Dungeness crab, native littleneck clams, geoduck clams, and native Size: KB.
Native lit tleneck clams are found thro ughout Puget Sound and in Grays Ha rbor and Willapa Bay, but are relatively un - common along the Strai t of Juan de Fuca.
Species include crabs, numerous clams, the Olympia oyster, mussels, shrimp, abalone, and various others. In Puget Sound, all major shellfish species, with the exception of shrimp, use nearshore ecosystems for part or all of their life histories. This white paper focuses on geoduck clams, Dungeness crabs, hardshell clams, and Olympia oysters.
Get this from a library. Native shellfish in nearshore ecosystems of Puget Sound. [Megan Nichols Dethier; United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Seattle District.; Puget Sound Nearshore Partnership.] -- Focuses on four representative species: Dungeness crab, native littleneck clams, geoduck clams, and native oysters.
ii Native Shellfish in Nearshore Ecosystems of Puget Sound Valued Ecosystem Components Report Series Front cover: Recreational clam harvesting on Puget Sound.
Back cover: Geoduck, left, and Manila clams. (Photos courtesy of Washington Sea Grant.) TCited by: 7. Puget Sound is a magnificent and intricate estuary, the very core of life in Western Washington.
Yet it’s also a place of broader significance: rivers rush from the Cascade and Olympic mountains and Canada’s coastal ranges through varied watersheds to feed the Sound, which forms the southern portion of a complex, international ecosystem known as the Salish Sea.5/5(9).
State agencies tracking pollution levels in Puget Sound have discovered traces of oxycodone in the tissues of native bay mussels (Mytilus trossulus) from Seattle and Bremerton area harbors.
The findings were presented at the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference in Seattle. Atlas and Interpretation of Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project Change Analysis.
This report describe a comprehensive, spatially-explicit analysis (Change Analysis) of changes to nearshore ecosystems of Puget Sound—its beaches, estuaries, and deltas—over the past + yr. Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Recovery. The Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project (PSNERP) is a comprehensive assessment of Puget Sound’s 2, miles of shoreline to understand how humans have impacted the nearshore zone – our beaches, bluffs, inlets and river deltas - and what opportunities exist to improve the health of the nearshore zone and its ability to support.
Puget Sound was a well-known location that Coast Salish visited . Nootka clam beds at Nuchatlitz, and Kwakiutl clam beds at Port Rupert were well known [29, 50].
The Squamish regularly frequented Burrard Inlet, Nuxalk gathered clams from specific locations, the Passamaquoddy collected clams off of nearby Islands and Alaskan Indigenous.
Dethier - Native Shellfish in Nearshore Ecosystems of Washington State focuses on native clams and olympia oyster. Buchanan - Nearshore Birds in Puget Sound focuses on surf scoter, black oystercatcher, and dunlin because of their close ties to diverse nearshore habitats. Detritus, or dying or decaying matter, is a central component of the nearshore food web in Puget Sound.
This article was prepared as part of the Puget Sound Fact Book produced by the University of Washington Puget Sound Institute. complex nearshore habitat, natural filtration and larval production. Globally, “shellfish reefs are the most imperiled marine habitat on earth,” accord-ing to The Nature Conservancy.
The dramatic reduction of historic core popula-tions in Puget Sound makes a compelling case for local action. In their current,File Size: KB. Dethier, M. Native shellfish in nearshore ecosystems of Puget Sound. Puget Sound Nearshore Partnership Report No.
Published by Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle, Washington. Johannessen, J. and A. MacLennan. Beaches and Bluffs of Puget Sound. Puget Sound Nearshore Partnership Report No. The Puget Sound nearshore performs critical ecosystem functions and supports Valued Ecosystem Components (VECs) (Leschine and Petersen ) by providing the substrate for eelgrass and kelp, supporting shellfish production, rearing and migration for juvenile salmon, and spawning habitat for forage fish (see PSNERP VEC publications Fresh Oysters, clams and geoducks live in the coasts, bays and estuaries that make up a significant portion of the million acres of aquatic lands managed by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on behalf of the people of Washington.
For centuries, these shellfish have comprised a significant portion of the Pacific Northwest diet and served as crucial components of ensuring. Dethier, M. Native shellfish in nearshore ecosystems of Puget Sound. Puget Sound Nearshore Partnership Report No.
Published by Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle, Washington. Glasoe S. and A. Christy. Literature Review and Analysis: Coastal urbanization and microbial contamination of shellfish.
The Puget Sound nearshore is being loved to death. People have impacted crucial natural movements of sand, gravel, water and animals that live in or use the Puget Sound nearshore. And with the population of the Puget Sound expected to increase considerably over.
Mumford, T.F. Kelp and Eelgrass in Puget Sound. Puget Sound Nearshore Partnership Report No. Published by Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle, Washington. Dethier, M.N. Native Shellfish in Nearshore Ecosystems of Puget Sound.
Puget Sound Nearshore Partnership Report No. Bay mussels in Puget Sound show traces of oxycodone. State agencies tracking pollution levels in Puget Sound have discovered traces of oxycodone in the tissues of native bay mussels (Mytilus trossulus) from Seattle and Bremerton area harbors.
The findings were presented at the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference in Seattle. Eutrophication is the overabundance of nutrients in a body of water that results in harmful algal blooms, fish kills, and in some cases ecosystem collapse. We are investigating the feasibility of using shellfish to filter out nutrients in the Puget Sound estuary.
Using models, field data, and input from stakeholders, we are evaluating aquaculture success.The Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project (PSNERP) is a large-scale, comprehensive initiative that affords a unique opportunity to tackle some of the foremost habitat restoration needs in Washington State's Puget Sound basin.
Project goals are to identify significant ecosystem problems, evaluate potential solutions, and restore and.The nearshore provides ecosystem function by supplying the substrate for eelgrass and kelp and spawning habitat for forage fish, and supporting shellfish production and rearing and migration for .