The success of marine stocking programs hinges on releasing hatchery-produced juvenile animals into the optimal marine habitat. This study sought to identify optimal microhabitat features of coastal seagrass meadows for juvenile sea cucumbers Holothuria scabra, a species cultured widely for stock restoration, sea ranching and sea farming.
Analysis of optimal habitat for captive release of the sea cucumber Holothuria scabra
Ceccarelli, D.M., Logan, M., Purcell, S.W. (2018)
Marine Ecology Progress Series, 588:85-100 [open access]