Boemlo Skjell


Fjord, extremely sheltered site.  Stock deployed on lines and trays.

Stock species:Oysters

Monthly spatfalls

Key for spatfall groups


Algae or diatoms recruited all year, hydroids from February to October and in December. Ascidians recruited from July to September, serpulids in October.  Asterias rubens recruited in April and May.

Community development

Dominant Species

  • algae Ectocarpus sp.
  • bryozoan Watersipora sp.

Changes in Wet weight

The fouling weight on panels peaked in June and July of each year and was lowest in autumn and winter.

Video shows developed fouling community on long-term panels deployed 2 m below the surface at Boemlo Skjell.