Beachworms in Australia

Wilson, Robin rwilson at museum.vic.gov.au
Wed Sep 6 00:24:29 EST 2000


Hi Damien

If you click on the "references" icon on the following web page you will get 
a list of papers (mostly by Hannelore Paxton) that should help: 
http://www.museum.vic.gov.au/poly/onu.html.   

Although those web pages have not been updated for some time, the 
DELTA databases referred to have been considerably developed, and will 
be published in 2001 on a CD, probably by CSIRO Publishing.  

I don't know about quantitative sampling of beachworms, though.  Unless 
you have a dredge the size of a house that could be tricky.   

bye, Robin

<rwilson at museum.vic.gov.au>

> From: 	Damien McKeering[SMTP:dmckee10 at scu.edu.au]
> Sent: 	Wednesday, 6 September 2000 11:57 AM
> To: 	annelida at net.bio.net
> Subject: 	Beachworms in Australia
> 
> My name is Damien McKeering, and I am conducting a survey of Beachworms in
> Northern N.S.W in Australia. I have a number of questions in regard to my
> study. Is there any literature on beachworm ID as there are 6 species of
> beachworm and I can't tell them apart?I know how to catch the worms but
> which method should I use to sample the worms? Should it be random
> transects or something else? Thank you in advance for your responses.  


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