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Some Interrelations between Bivalve Spatfalls, Hydrography and Fisheries

Nature volume 140, pages 505506 (18 September 1937) | Download Citation



IN a study of the intensity and distribution of spatfalls of Cardium edule on the Cark sands in More-cambe Bay, it was found that the heaviest falls occur (a) where tidal streams meet—such localities being described locally as 'meetings'—and (b) where banks shelter a stretch of ground from prevailing winds. The heaviest falls occur at about the half-tide level.

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  1. Department of Zoology, University of Liverpool, August 14.

    • J. H. ORTON


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