Mote Marine Laboratory's west intake pump from the New Pass dock, Sarasota
Bay August 3, 2000. Bay water goes through this pump and is distributed to
the lab. One Perna viridis was found.
It was 7.6 mm (0.30 inch). The
east pump had nine P. viridis ranging from 1.2 to 4.0 mm (0.05 to .16
inches). The east pump was last
cleaned April 19, 2000. Here you can see the fouling of Mote Marine
Laboratory's west intake system discharge expansion collar from the New Pass
dock, Sarasota Bay. On August 3, 2000 two Perna viridis collected ranged from
26.9 to 38 mm (1.06 to 1.50 inches).