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Impact of the Eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica on microbial community structure in a salt marsh estuary
In the tidal creeks of North Inlet, a high salinity salt marsh estuary near Georgetown, South Carolina, USA, the Eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica is an abundant component of the benthic macrofauna that exerts controls ...
Oyster growth across a salinity gradient in a shallow, subtropical Gulf of Mexico estuary
(Cambridge University Press, 2021-02-04)
An increase in oyster aquaculture as a sustainable method of shellfish production is one response to overharvest and degradation of natural oyster reefs over the past century. Successful aquaculture production requires ...
Evaluating Biodegradable Alternatives to Plastic Mesh for Small-scale Oyster Reef Restoration
(Restoration Ecology, 2022-07-07)
Polyethylene plastic mesh is commonly used for containing oyster shells in small-scale oyster reef restoration, but environmental and public health concerns have prompted investigations of biodegradable alternatives. Shallow ...
Divergence in salinity tolerance of northern Gulf of Mexico eastern oysters under field and laboratory exposure
(Conservation Physiology, 2021-08-23)
The eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica, is a foundation species within US Gulf of Mexico (GoM) estuaries that has experienced substantial population declines. As changes from management and climate are expected to ...
Dynamics of Restored and Natural Oyster Reefs After a Hurricane
(Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 2022-01-26)
Restoration of shellfish reefs has increased exponentially over the past two decades, due in part to increased awareness of widespread oyster habitat loss. Large-scale, acute disturbances such as hurricanes have the potential ...