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2011, Scottish Association for Marine Science, Measuring the effects of suspended particulate matter and smothering on the behaviour, growth and survival of key species found in areas associated with aggregate dredging

2011, Scottish Association for Marine Science, Measuring the effects of suspended particulate matter and smothering on the behaviour, growth and survival of key species found in areas associated with aggregate dredging

Topic categories:

Benthic Ecology

Sedimentology

Last series update:

May 2021

MEDIN approved

Industry:

Marine Aggregate

Collection date:

Mar 2011 - Mar 2011

Development:

Marine Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (MALSF)

Publication date:

May 2021

Organisation:

Scottish Association for Marine Science

Phase:

Pre-construction

Description

Report number: MEPF_08_P76. During marine aggregate extraction and subsequent screening significant amounts of sediment are returned to the sea, the consequences of which are twofold: an initial localised increase in Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM) followed by eventual settlement of particulates with a potential to bury species and habitats. Alt...