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The predation of mussels by eiders (Somateria mollissima) and its effect on German mussel farming

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posted on 14.09.2022, 11:12 authored by Meixner, R.

In 1979/80 about 50,000 and 1984/85 as in 1985/86 100,000 Eiders were observed in the German Wadden Sea. Of this number approx. 15,000 resp. 30,000 birds were foraging on musseI culture beds and consumed about 4,000 - 8,000 t of musseIs.

History

Symposia

1986 Annual Science Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark

Session

K: 28

Recommended citation

Meixner, R. 1986. The predation of mussels by eiders (Somateria mollissima) and its effect on German mussel farming. Annual Science Conference 1986, Copenhagen, Denmark. C.M. Document 1986 / K: 28. 3 pp. https://doi.org/10.17895/ices.pub.21090001