+ Site Statistics
References:
52,654,530
Abstracts:
29,560,856
PMIDs:
28,072,755
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn

+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Dreissenidae in Lake Ontario: Impact assessment at the whole lake and Bay of Quinte spatial scales



Dreissenidae in Lake Ontario: Impact assessment at the whole lake and Bay of Quinte spatial scales



Journal of Great Lakes Research 25(3): 482-491



The total abundance in Lake Ontario of Dreissena polymorpha (Dreissenidae), the zebra mussel, and D. bugensis (Dreissenidae), the quagga mussel, was calculated by aggregating data from several surveys carried out in 1991 to 94. In 1993, there were between 3.0 X 10 and 8.7 X 1012 Dreissenidae mussels in Lake Ontario. A filtration model was contructed using depth-specific density estimates, a digital bathymetric map of the lake, and literature estimates of clearance rates for individual mussels. With reasonable estimates of both densities and filtration rates, the mean, area-weighted, turnover time of Lake Ontario water by dreissenid mussels was about 1 year. At the smaller spatial scale of the Bay of Quinte, the same model estimated turnover times of 0.05, 0.2, and 10 days for the lower, middle, and upper areas of the bay, respectively. Depth-specific secondary production estimates for dreissenids, combined with literature estimates of net primary production and energy transferefficiencies, were incorporated into a food demand model that indicated about 1.25 gC/y mussel of food in Lake Ontario and a consumption efficiency of 50%. At the smaller spatial scale of the Bay of Quinte, the same model estimated one to two orders of magnitude less food per mussel and 62%, 130% and 115% consumption efficiency for the lower, middle and upper areas of the bay, respectively. Dreissenidae mussels may not have a huge impact on the Lake Ontario food web when considered at a whole-lake scale, but their potentially striking impact at the smaller spatial scale of embayments like the Bay of Quinte indicate that they may be locally important. When these effects are aggregated across several sub-systems, Dreissenidae mussels may have unpredictable, larger scale effects in the Lake Ontario ecosystem as a whole.

(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 010497203

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

DOI: 10.1016/s0380-1330(99)70756-2


Related references

Annulus formation on scales of the white perch morone americanus in the bay of quinte lake ontario canada. Transactions Of The American Fisheries Society: 322-326, 1969

Annulus formation on scales of the white perch, Morone americanus Gmelin, in the Bay of Quinte, Lake Ontario. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 98: 322-326, 1969

Submerged aquatic vegetation and benthification in Oneida Lake and Bay of Quinte, Lake Ontario. IAGLR Conference Program & Abstracts 46: 203, 2003

The impact of man on the bay of quinte lake ontario as shown by the sub fossil chironomid succession chironomidae diptera. Sladecek, V. Internationale Vereinigung Fuer Theoretische Und Angewandte Limnologie, Verhandlungen. International Association Of Theoretical And Applied Limnology, Proceedings, Vol. Parts 1-4. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 1974. Iii 748p. (pt. 1.); Iv 848p.(pt. 2.); Iv 928p.(pt. 3.); Iii 886p.(pt. 4.). E. Schweizerbart'Sche Verlagsbuchhandlung: Stuttgart, West Germany. ISBN 3-510-54008-5(pt. 1.); ISBN 3-510-54009-3(pt. 2); ISBN 3-510-54010-7(pt. 3.); ISBN 3-510-54011-5(pt. 4.). 31, 1975

Impact of oligotrophication, temperature, and water levels on walleye habitat in the Bay of Quinte, Lake Ontario. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society y; 133(4): 868-879, 2004

Comparison of phosphorus, light climate, and photosynthesis between two culturally eutrophied bays: Green Bay, Lake Michigan, and the Bay of Quinte, Lake Ontario. Canadian Journal of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences 51(11): 2579-2590, 1994

Assessment of submergent macrophytes in the Bay of Quinte, Lake Ontario, August 2004, including historical context. Canadian Manuscript Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2762: VIII-IX,1-81, 2006

Canadian special publication of fisheries and aquatic sciences 86 project quinte point source phosphorus control and ecosystem response in the bay of quinte lake ontario usa canada. Minns, C. A. Hurley And K. H. Nicholls (ed.). Canadian Special Publication Of Fisheries And Aquatic Sciences, 86. Project Quinte: Point-Source Phosphorus Control And Ecosystem Response In The Bay Of Quinte, Lake Ontario. Vi 270p. Department Of Fisheries And Oceans: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Illus. Maps. Paper. Vi 270p,, 1987

Spatial distribution and population structure of the mussels Dreissena polymorpha and Dreissena bugensis in the Bay of Quinte, Lake Ontario, 1998 and 2000. Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2479: i-v, 1-58, 2003

Metal contamination in sediments and biota of the bay of quinte lake ontario ontario canada. Munawar, M , Et Al (Ed ) Developments in Hydrobiology, Vol 54 Environmental Bioassay Techniques And Their Application; 1st International Conference, Lancaster, England, Uk, July 11-14, 1988 Xiv+680p Kluwer Academic Publishers: Dordrecht, Netherlands; Boston, Massachusetts, Usa Illus Maps 337-344, 1989

Impact of mans activities on the chemical composition in the sediments of lake ontario lake erie and lake huron canada usa. Water Air and Soil Pollution 5(4): 469-490, 1976

Dissecting the spatial scales of mercury accumulation in Ontario lake sediment. Environmental Pollution 157(11): 2949-2956, 2011

Sedimentary phosphorus in the Bay of Quinte, Lake Ontario. Canadian Journal of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences 50(1): 190-197, 1993

The fate of pentachlorophenol in the Bay of Quinte, Lake Ontario. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 102: 190-196, 1984