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Ecology of Maxmulleria lankesteri and Callianassa subterranea (COMPLETED 3/93) - AE0109

Description
R&D

Summary Objectives:-

Study the ecology, life history and behaviour of these
burrowing organisms in order to assess their role in
redistributing sediments which contain radio nuclides
released into the Irish Sea.

Key Customer Purpose:-

Achieve a greater understanding of the processes controlling
the fate of radio nuclides released into the sea and hence
increase MAFF`s confidence in predicting the environmental
consequences of these releases.
Objective
To increase knowledge of the ecology and life histories of two large benthic organisms, the echiuran worm Maxmulleria lankesteri and the thalassinoid crustacean Callianassa subterranea, leading to increased understanding of the effects of these megafaunal burrowers on the redistribution of radionuclides discharged into the sea.
Project Documents
• OTH - Other : test   (0k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1990

To: 1994

Cost: £277,310
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Natural Environment Research Council
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Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine