Limfjørd

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Limfjørd

(lēm`fyörd'), waterway, c.110 mi (180 km) long, cutting across N Jutland, Denmark, and connecting the North Sea with the Kattegat. It is very irregular in shape, forming Løgstør, a lagoon 15 mi (24 km) wide in its middle section; its maximum depth is c.50 ft (15 m). There are several islands, notably Mors. Before 1825, when the fjord cut through to the North Sea, its western part consisted of several freshwater lakes that drained eastward into the Kattegat. The Thyborøn Canal keeps the western entrance of Limfjørd open. Aalborg is the chief port on the waterway.
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Dr Tom Rippeth, at the school, said: ``Through comparing and contrasting management of mussel beds in areas with very different conditions, such as the strongly tidal Menai Strait and the almost tideless Limfjorden in Denmark, we are able to understand more about the interaction between physical and biological processes which control the mussel growth.
The research, being led on two fronts in Menai Bridge, involves investigations in other areas such as the Oosterschelde in the Netherlands, the Ria de Vigo in Spain and Limfjorden in Denmark
ABSTRACT Limfjorden has a long tradition of mussel production based on wild stock fisheries.
Limfjorden is characterized as a shallow, eutrophic estuary that receives high loads of nutrients from agriculture, for example, generating a range of environmental effects, such as frequent incidences of oxygen depletion events, altered benthic fauna, and organic enriched sediments (AErtebjerg et al.
The question has therefore been raised if mussel culturing on longlines significantly affects the benthic conditions in the eutrophic Limfjorden or if the environmental impacts are negligible resulting from the high rates of sedimentation enhanced by high pelagic primary productivity and the high pools of organic matter already present in the sediments.
In the seasonal study, samples were collected 5 times from summer 2005 to summer 2006 outside and inside a mussel farm situated near the small islet, Rotholm, in Limfjorden, Denmark (Fig.
Despite the eutrophic state of Limfjorden with high sediment organic content and high sediment metabolism at the reference stations, mussel farming activities significantly affected TOU, nutrient fluxes, and SRR in the sediment.
Phosphate was released from the sediments, consistent with high decomposition rates and low binding capacity in Limfjorden (Holmer et al.
Mussel dredging: impact on epifauna in Limfjorden, Denmark J.
Thus, Dolmer (2000a) measured the vertical distribution of phytoplankton above Mytilus edulis beds in Limfjorden, Denmark.
Larvae were sampled quasi-simultaneously in a squared matrix at Logstor Broad, Limfjorden, Denmark.