The sublittoral macrobenthic invertebrate populations of the Upper Clyde Estuary are described. The estuary has a long history of organic pollution. The long term changes in species composition, faunal density and dominance patterns between 1974 and 1980 are presented. The fauna is dominated by brackish, pollution tolerant oligochaetes and polychaetes. Fluctuations in populations can be related to both seasonal variation in environmental conditions and long term improvements in water quality through a reduction in pollution loading to the estuary.
Anne R Henderson; Long Term Monitoring of the Macrobenthos of the Upper Clyde Estuary. Water Sci Technol 1 May 1984; 16 (5-7): 359–373. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.1984.0143
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