Variation in abundance of blacklip pearl oyster (Pinctada margaritifera Linne.) spat from inshore and offshore reefs in Solomon Islands uri icon


  • In this paper, we tested these predictions by collecting spat before and during the wet season of 1996â??1997 in â??offshoreâ?? and â??inshoreâ?? zones from two regions of Solomon Islands. We also quantified variation in major environmental variables between the offshore and inshore zones to determine whether they corresponded with the hypotheses of Friedman et al. (1998) concerning the effects of run-off on the settlement of spat of P. margaritifera

publication date

  • 2008