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Suffocation of pilchards (Sardinops sagax) by a green microalgal bloom in Wellington Harbour, New Zealand

Jones, J.B.ORCID: 0000-0002-0773-2007 and Rhodes, L.L. (1994) Suffocation of pilchards (Sardinops sagax) by a green microalgal bloom in Wellington Harbour, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 28 (4). pp. 379-383.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1080/00288330.1994.9516627
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Abstract

A bloom of the green microalga Tetraselmis sp. in a small lagoon in Wellington Harbour, New Zealand, is considered to have caused a fish kill of pilchards (Sardinops sagax). The fish deaths are attributed to anoxia brought about by a combination of reduced dissolved oxygen levels and the microalgae sticking to and clogging the secondary gill lamellae of the fish.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/42945
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