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2014-04-10 09:45:00

Oyster aquaculture in the Potomac River estuary could result in significant improvements to water quality, according to a new NOAA and U.S. Geological Survey study published in the journal Aquatic Geochemistry. All of the nitrogen currently polluting the Potomac River estuary could be removed if 40 percent of its river bed were used for shellfish cultivation, according to the joint study. The researchers determined that a combination of aquaculture and restored oyster reefs may provide...

2014-04-09 23:31:16

Little Creek Oyster Farm and Northforkoysters.com have opened new slots in their exclusive Private Rack Program for the 2014-2015 growing season. These in-demand and hard to find oysters will be grown exclusively for private rack holders with opportunities to participate in the process. Greenport, NY (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Little Creek Oyster Farm is opening several slots in their Private Oyster Rack Program for the 2014-2015 growing season. Rack holders will participate in a unique...

2014-02-26 16:22:52

SHACKLEFORDS, Va., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Anderson's Neck Oyster Company announces that by March 9, 2014 the environmentally friendly small business will have filtered 20 billion gallons of water in the Chesapeake Bay through their oyster farm. You can view the progress towards this goal online at http://www.andersonsneck.com/conservation/. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140226/MN72072 By nourishing oyster seeds over time, Anderson's Neck has re-created...

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 Assessments. (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Specializing in survey, mapping, engineering, environmental, and advanced technology services, Fenstermaker proudly introduces a new environmental service to their comprehensive roster of work: Oyster Assessments. Its environmental professionals have...

Marine Tubeworms Need A Push To Transition From Larvae State
2014-01-10 10:03:52

University of Hawaii at Manoa Intriguing bacterium-animal interaction may have implications for boat owners and the mariculture industry, UH Manoa researchers say A common problem at Pearl Harbor, biofouling affects harbors around the world. It's the process by which barnacles, muscles, oysters, and tubeworms accumulate on the bottom of boats and other surfaces. Now researchers at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa's Kewalo Marine Laboratory have discovered a biological trigger behind...

2013-12-12 23:04:10

Join the Aquarium and Fleet Landing Restaurant for Dinner Featuring Local Catch Charleston, S.C. (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Sustainable seafood awaits you and a date in the heart of downtown Charleston for the last Sustainable Seafood dinner of the year, taking place at 6:30 p.m. on December 16, 2013. Fleet Landing’s Executive Chef Drew Hedlund will be creating a tantalizing four-course dinner with wine pairings featuring local oysters prepared two ways. Dinner offerings include: -- Duo...

2013-11-01 04:20:35

Using an innovative approach, the project will contribute to the resiliency of Matagorda Bay AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Nature Conservancy has begun work to reconstruct Half Moon Reef, a once-massive oyster reef that has virtually disappeared over the last century in Matagorda Bay, one of the largest estuaries and most productive fisheries in Texas. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131101/DC07842) During November and December, crews will...

Flesh Eating Beach Bacteria In Florida
2013-09-30 14:00:13

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Deadly flesh-eating bacteria are emerging on the beaches of Florida and health officials are warning people at the coastlines to be aware. The Vibrio vulnificus bacterium has killed nine people in Florida so far this year, according to a report from a local ABC affiliate in Florida. This bacteria occur naturally in seawater, but they can get into a person's bloodstream through an open wound or from consuming raw shellfish. The Centers...

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

National Science Foundation Ocean acidification inhibits shell formation, but interventions at hatcheries may offset some effects, scientists find For the past several years, it has struggled with significant losses due to ocean acidification. Oyster larvae have had mortality rates high enough to render production no longer economically feasible. Now a new study documents why oysters appear so sensitive to increasing acidity, but also offers some hope for the future. It isn't...

2013-06-05 11:47:01

Scientists in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University have developed a new, inexpensive and precise way to detect the toxin secreted by Vibrio tubiashii, a bacterial disease that a few years ago caused millions of dollars in losses to the oyster aquaculture industry in the Pacific Northwest. When perfected and commercialized, the new assay should give oyster growers an early warning system to tell when they have a problem with high levels of this toxin and must take...


Latest Oyster Reference Libraries

Atlanta Winged Oyster, Pteria Colymbus
2013-04-25 20:03:29

The Atlantic Winged Oyster, Pteria Colymbus, is a species of bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Pteriidae. It can be found along the Atlantic coast of North Carolina to Brazil and Bermuda. This Atlantic Winged Oyster grows to about 2.8 inches long and is a distinctive, asymmetric shape. The hinge is long and strait with one wing drawn out a long way and the other one much smaller. The upper valve is brownish, often mottled with some paler markings. The lower valve is smaller and...

Pinctada Maxima
2013-04-25 16:49:52

Pinctada maxima is a species of pearl oyster, a marine bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Pteriidae, the pearl oysters. There are two different color varieties: the White lipped oyster and the Gold lipped oyster. These bivalves are considered to be the largest pearl oysters in the world. They have a very strong inner shell layer composed of nacre, also known as “mother of pearl”. They’re significant in the cultured pearl industry as they are used to produce South Sea pearls....

Flat Tree Oyster, Isognomon alatus
2013-04-25 16:28:02

The Flat Tree Oyster, Isognomon alatus, is a species of bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Isognomonidae. It can be seen along the Atlantic coast of North America, ranging from southern Florida to Brazil and Bermuda. This oyster has two thin and irregularly shaped valves that are joined by a long straight hinge. The exterior is sculpted by a large number of rough, concentric rings with loose flakes and varies in color from a pale brownish olive to a purplish black. The nacre on the...

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...

Windowpane Oyster, Placuna placenta
2013-04-16 21:15:37

The windowpane oyster, Placuna placenta, alternatively known as capiz, is a bivalve marine mollusk belonging to the family Placunidae. Among the species within the genus, only the P. placenta has an outer shell that is sufficiently translucent for commercial use. This mollusk can be found from the shallows of the Gulf of Aden, to around India, then Malaysia to the southern South China Sea, and around the Philippines. Capiz, a province in the Philippines, gets its name from this shell which...

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