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dc.contributor.advisorDudas, Sarah
dc.contributor.advisorDodd, Matt
dc.contributor.advisorLing, Chris
dc.contributor.authorHaycroft, Carly
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-09T04:07:52Z
dc.date.available2015-01-09T04:07:52Z
dc.date.issued2015-01-08
dc.date.submitted2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10170/782
dc.description.abstractOcean acidification is changing the chemistry of the ocean and has the potential to result in large-scale ecosystem changes. Observations of dissolved shells and low survivorship rates of juvenile bivalves are a concern for the aquaculture industry. This research conducted in Baynes Sound, assessed the variability of sediment pH measurements between farmed and non-farmed beaches; evaluated the use of an Orion low maintenance pH triode and a Honeywell Durafet to rapidly assess sediment pH; examined existing shell content between farmed and non-farmed beaches; determined if there is a relationship between shell content and sediment pH; and determined if there is a difference in sediment pH and/or shell content in spatially separate sites. Sediment pH was highly variable, both between and within sites and no buffering effect was observed from existing shell content in the sediment. Any influences of aquaculture practices and shell content were prevailed by regional differences.en_US
dc.subjectaquacultureen_US
dc.subjectintertidalen_US
dc.subjectocean acidificationen_US
dc.subjectoceanic pHen_US
dc.subjectsedimenten_US
dc.subjectshellfishen_US
dc.titleInvestigation of the influence of modified sediment on pH using rapid pH assessment methodsen_US
dc.degree.nameM.Sc. in Environment and Managementen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.degree.disciplineSchool of Environment and Sustainabilityen_US


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