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Population Studies of the Native Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea virginica, (Gmelin, 1791) in the James River, Virginia, USA
ABSTRACT We describe oyster population trends in the James River, VA from 1993 through 2006 using quantitative fishery independent survey data collected using a stratified random design. The 23 reefsExpand
Oyster reefs as fish habitat: Opportunistic use of restored reefs by transient fishes
Under the Magnuson-Stevenson Fisheries Management Act of 1996, current fisheries management practice is focused on the conce_pt of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH). Application of the EFH concept toExpand
Reconstructing pre-colonial oyster demographics in the Chesapeake Bay, USA
Recent estimates of growth and mortality rates in extant Chesapeake Bay, USA oyster (Crassostrea virginica) populations are used to quantify changes in both population abundance (dN/dT) and shellExpand
Oyster (Crassostrea virginica, Gmelin 1791) Population Dynamics on Public Reefs in the Great Wicomico River, Virginia, USA
ABSTRACT We describe oyster population trends in the Great Wicomico River, VA, from 2009 through 2009 using quantitative fishery independent survey data collected using a stratified random design.Expand
Predation by blue crabs, Callinectes sapidus, on rapa whelks, Rapana venosa: possible natural controls for an invasive species?
Abstract Blue crabs Callinectes sapidus are voracious predators in Chesapeake Bay and other estuarine habitats. The rapa whelk Rapana venosa is native to Asian waters but was discovered in ChesapeakeExpand
Mortality of the Veined Rapa Whelk, Rapana venosa, in Relation to a Bloom of Alexandrium monilatum in the York River, United States
ABSTRACT Veined rapa whelks (Rapana venosa), carnivorous marine gastropods experienced significant mortality during an Alexandrium monilatum bloom in the lower York River, VA in September 2007. RapaExpand
Shell Length-at-age Relationships in James River, Virginia, Oysters (Crassostrea virginica) Collected Four Centuries Apart
Abstract Eastern oysters were ecologically and structurally dominant features of the Chesapeake Bay prior to European colonization. Four centuries of harvest pressure, habitat degradation, and, moreExpand
Diet and Habitat use by Bluefish, Pomatomus Saltatrix, in a Chesapeake Bay Estuary
Bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix, are recreationally valuable finfish along the Atlantic seaboard and in the Chesapeake Bay. Diet and habitat use patterns for bluefish life history intervals inExpand
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