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2014-07-09 11:18:56

Researchers at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences dug into the last 70 years of peer-reviewed publications about protozoan parasites that infest bivalve mollusks and found that when an organism can be cultured in the laboratory, more papers and greater understanding result.

2014-02-05 23:31:56

Fenstermaker experts in survey & mapping, environmental compliance, and engineering attend Winter NAPE this week to support the energy industry and introduce a new specialized service: Oyster

Mixed News For Pacific Northwest Oyster Industry In World Oceans Month
2013-06-13 10:38:01

new study documents why oysters appear so sensitive to increasing acidity, but also offers some hope for the future.

2013-05-10 11:42:03

Scientists have identified many benefits for restoring oyster reefs to Chesapeake Bay and other coastal ecosystems.

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2011-03-23 11:47:30

The Pacific oyster was discovered in large numbers along the west coast of Sweden in 2007.

2011-01-22 08:50:52

Chronic water quality problems caused by agricultural and urban runoff, municipal wastewater, and atmospheric deposition from the burning of fossil fuels leads to oxygen depletion, loss of biodiversity, and harmful algal blooms.

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2010-08-24 12:40:00

Chemists discover how oysters bond together to form massive reef complexes.

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2010-04-20 14:30:00

Acidifying oceans dramatically stunt growth of already threatened shellfish.

2009-08-03 17:58:09

A predatory snail indigenous to the Atlantic Ocean is decimating native oysters living in Tomales Bay north of San Francisco, scientists said Monday. About half of the Olympia oysters in the coastal estuary fell to a predatory whelk snail, a California Sea Grant-funded study published in the July issue of the Oecologia journal said.

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2009-08-03 10:35:00

France’s shellfish industry is dealing with a crisis for the second year in a row, as an unexplained ailment has decimated stocks of young oysters.


Latest Ostreidae Reference Libraries

Cockscomb Oyster, Lopha cristagalli
2013-04-17 11:50:41

Lopha cristagalli, also known as cockscomb oyster, is a species of marine bivalve mollusks within the family Ostreidae. This species has a shell with the potential to reach a maximum diameter of roughly 20.5 centimeters, 10 centimeters being the most common. The coloration varies from dark to light purple and is thick, strongly ribbed, and slightly inequitable shell. The shell inside is porcelaneous, normally a purplish-brown or whitish. The margins of the valves have a distinctive zig-zag...

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2008-04-30 23:09:30

The Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas), is the native oyster of the Pacific coast of Korea, Japan and China. It has been introduced to North America, especially in Puget Sound, Washington, and to the Australian states of Tasmania and South Australia. It is an important commercial harvest in all of these places, as well as New Zealand where the Pacific oyster has replaced the native rock oyster, Crassostrea glomerata, as the main commercial species. The Pacific oyster is an invasive species...

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2008-04-30 23:07:27

The Sydney Rock Oyster (Saccostrea glomerata), is an oyster species endemic to Australia and New Zealand. In Australia it is found in bays, inlets and sheltered estuaries from Wingan Inlet in eastern Victoria, along the east coast of New South Wales and up to Hervey Bay Queensland, around northern Australia and down the west coast to Shark Bay in Western Australia. There is also a small introduced population on Flinders Island, in Bass Strait, Tasmania and in Albany on the south west coast of...

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2008-04-30 23:05:21

The Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica), also known as the American Oyster, Atlantic Oyster, or Virginia Oyster, is a species of oyster that is native to the eastern seaboard of North America. It is also farmed in Puget Sound, Washington, where it is known as the Totten Inlet Virginica. Like all oysters, the Eastern Oyster is a hard shellfish that comes in several different sizes, usually 2 to 6 inches long. It has hard edges that supply a tough shield against predators. They are...

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