River Sediment Studies in Relation to Juvenile Pearl Mussels and Salmonids

Summary: The main aims of the study were essentially to establish if river substratum dissolved oxygen could be measured directly in the field and to investigate siltation processes particularly in relation to juvenile salmonid and pearl-mussel habitats.

Published: 2012

ISBN: 978-1-84095-457-9

Pages: 74

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The field studies were carried out on pearl-mussel rivers in the south-east of Ireland with emphasis on the River Nore (Cos Laois/Kilkenny) which is home to the last surviving population of the hard-water form (ecophenotype) of Margaritifera margaritifera.