James Newman

Site:Semi-exposed shallow bay.  Stock reared in bags or trays suspended on long-lines.
Stock species:Scallop

Monthly spatfalls

Key to spatfall groups 


Algae or diatoms recruited all year. Ascidians recruited in April, May, July, August, October and December. Serpulids in May, July, August, blue mussels in May and from July to October. Hydroids recruited in May, July, August, October and November.

Community development

Dominant Species

  • blue mussels Mytilus spp.

Changes in Wet Weight

The weight of fouling increased steadily with only a decrease in June 2006. Since October 2006 the weight showed no further increase.

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