4. Bivalve Filter Feeding: Variability and Limits of the Aquaculture Biofilter

  1. Sandra E. Shumway
  1. Peter J. Cranford1,
  2. J. Evan Ward2 and
  3. Sandra E. Shumway2

Published Online: 30 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470960967.ch4

Shellfish Aquaculture and the Environment

Shellfish Aquaculture and the Environment

How to Cite

Cranford, P. J., Ward, J. E. and Shumway, S. E. (2011) Bivalve Filter Feeding: Variability and Limits of the Aquaculture Biofilter, in Shellfish Aquaculture and the Environment (ed S. E. Shumway), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470960967.ch4

Editor Information

  1. Department of Marine Sciences, University of Connecticut, Groton, CT, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, NS, Canada

  2. 2

    Department of Marine Sciences, University of Connecticut, Groton, CT, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 10 JUL 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813814131

Online ISBN: 9780470960967

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Keywords:

  • bivalve filter feeding;
  • suspension feeding;
  • suspension-feeding lamellibranchiate bivalves;
  • fluid dynamic forces;
  • shellfish feeding in nature;
  • water pumping and clearance rate control;
  • mussel feeding behavior;
  • bivalve clearance rate controls;
  • transparent exopolymer particle (TEP);
  • bivalve feeding behavior implications

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Constraints on maximum feeding activity

  • Shellfish feeding in nature

  • Emerging knowledge on ecosystem interactions with the bivalve biofilter

  • Conclusions

  • Literature cited