Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

2-1-1982

Series

Special Reports in Applied Marine Science and Ocean Engineering (SRAMSOE) No. 258

Abstract

During the fall, winter and spring of 1979-1980 there was an extensive and prolonged mortality of the 1979 se•t of oysters in the James River, Virginia. Yearling oysters died at lesser rates, with mortalities starting in mid-winter. Small oysters showed moderate to 100% mortalities at two locations. Market-sized oysters showed the lowest mortality. Deaths were associated with prolonged periods of low salinity.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.21220/V5CT83

Keywords

Oyster Fisheries, Marine Resources, Virginia

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