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Distribution, abundance and population, size structure, of cockles in Pauatahanui Inlet. Report for Guardians of Inlet. Technical Report

Grange, K.R., Cole, R. and Parker, N.
Journal / Source
Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Nelson.
Shellfish, cockles, estuarine, population, Pauatahanui Inlet
Research paper compares 1995 study with earlier ones. Total population estimated to have declined from 438-608 n2illion individuals in 1976, to 187-257 million in 1992 and to 146-214 million in 1995, representing slightly more than one third of the 1976 population. The 1995 survey recorded a slightly greater abundance of juveniles compared with the 1992 survey possibly indicating a recovery.
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