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Title: Aspects of the limnology of Lough Gur, Co. Limerick
Authors: King, J .J.
O'Grady, M .F.
Keywords: limnology
Lough Gur
Co. Limerick
Issue Date: 1994
Publisher: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries [Fisheries Division]
Citation: King, J.J. & O'Grady, M.F., "Aspects of the limnology of Lough Gur, Co. Limerick", Department of Agriculture and Fisheries [Fisheries Division]
Series/Report no.: Irish Fisheries Investigations Series A;37
Abstract: A survey of Lough Gur, a 76 ha lowland lake in Co, Limerick, was carried out between December 1988 and October 1989. The lake is a hardwater, eutrophic system with consistently elevated levels of total phosphorus. Large algal crops were produced in spring, dominated by the diatom Asterionella formosa Hass. and in the autumn, dominated by Chlamydomonas - type biflagellates. A large crop of the floating macrophyte, Ceratophyllum demersum L., persisted throughout the year. Asellus and Chironomid larvae were the principal invertbrates recorded. The fish stock was dominated by rudd, Scardinius erythrophthalmus L. In addition pike, Esox lucius L. and eel, Anguilla anguilla (L.) were encountered.
ISSN: 0578-7327
Appears in Collections:Irish Fisheries Investigations Series A - Freshwater

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