An Experiment on the Interactions Between Aquatic Mussels and Their Environment

Many aquatic organisms make it through by filtration feeding from the encompassing medium and capturing foodstuff particles. Under optimum circumstances, bivalves can easily filtrate ambient water with their maximum ability however when these conditions aren't ideal, the filtration prices are reduced dramatically. This record will check out the independency of turbidity and filtration and go over the way the mussels react when there is a transformation to these elements. In the experiment we measured the turbidity of the normal water every quarter-hour for a complete time of 1 and a half hours, whilst likewise calculating the turbidity of two control tanks, one containing just the yeast focus and one containing only the mussels. This experiment allows me to produce a hypothesis, collect info and analyse the interactions between aquatic mussels and their environment.


Mussels are the most essential organisms in terms of maintaining a effective and safe aquatic environments. That is achieved because mussels play a essential function in removing toxic waste products and bacteria from its environment. The regular changes of the sea and marine environments because of global warming are triggering these mussels to reduce drastically because of unfavourable conditions. This experiment will look in to the independency of turbidity and filtration and how the mussels respond to these changing elements. (Smith, 2012)