History of Olympia Oysters (Ostrea lurida Carpenter 1864) in Oregon Estuaries, and a Description of Recovering Populations in Coos Bay

  title={History of Olympia Oysters (Ostrea lurida Carpenter 1864) in Oregon Estuaries, and a Description of Recovering Populations in Coos Bay},
  author={Scott D. Groth and Steven S. Rumrill},
ABSTRACT Historical evidence indicates that Olympia oysters (Ostrea lurida)† are indigenous to at least three of Oregon's estuaries. Populations of O. lurida occur in Yaquina Bay, Netarts Bay, and Coos Bay, although only the population in Yaquina Bay seems likely to have been continuous since prewestern settlement. The historical occurrence of Olympia (native) oysters in Yaquina and Netarts Bays is confirmed by numerous records of fishery landings. In contrast, historic populations in Coos Bay… 
Status of the Olympia Oyster, Ostrea lurida Carpenter 1864, in British Columbia, Canada
The low incidence of brooding oysters is likely an artifact of sampling too soon in the reproductive season and size distributions suggest that regular, low level recruitment occurs at some sites in British Columbia.
Geographic Distribution and Intertidal Population Status for the Olympia Oyster, Ostrea lurida Carpenter 1864, from Alaska to Baja
This study represents the first comprehensive biogeographic survey of intertidal populations of the Olympia oyster, Ostrea lurida†, and identifies sites in southern California as suitable locations for future restoration projects.
A Comparison of the Juvenile Dungeness Crab Metacarcinus magister Habitat Provided by Contemporary Oyster Aquaculture Versus Historical Native Oysters in a U.S. West Coast Estuary
ABSTRACT Oysters and seagrasses provide structurally complex estuarine habitat for fish and invertebrate species. On the U.S. West Coast, complex oyster habitat was historically provided by the
Ecophysiology of the Olympia Oyster, Ostrea lurida, and Pacific Oyster, Crassostrea gigas
Clearance rate models that correlated feeding activity with in situ environmental data were found to often better predict oyster clearance rates than mechanistic, additive models based on laboratory feeding response functions, although in situ correlative models varied in accuracy by species and season.
Experimental test of oyster restoration within eelgrass
It may be the case that top-down control on oysters was particularly acute owing to low oyster density and/or the environmental conditions of eelgrass beds, but even when socio-political constraints on restoration activities were overcome, ecological constraints remained from predation.
Up and down or how to stay in the bay: retentive strategies of Olympia oyster larvae in a shallow estuary
Olympia oyster larvae were most abundant during the dry season (August to September), when low river inflow leads to long water residence times in the upper bay, where the water is warm, salty and weakly stratified.
Oysters from Tide to Table in the Pacific Northwest
This paper examines oyster harvesting, farming, and consumption in the Pacific Northwest from 1850 to the present. A range of archival cultural-historical, biological, environmental, and culinary
The Olympia Oyster Ostrea lurida: Recent Advances in Natural History, Ecology, and Restoration
A review of recent literature on the biology of Ostrea lurida highlights work that contributes to improvements in restoration efforts, including sections on phylogeny, reproductive biology, shell morphology, harvesting, associations with other organisms, threats to recovering populations, ocean acidification, and larval supply, settlement and recruitment.
Shifting Sediment Dynamics in the Coos Bay Estuary in Response to 150 Years of Modification
Estuaries serve as effective sediment traps and critical interfaces between rivers and the coastal ocean, providing key infrastructure and ecosystem services (e.g., Guerry et al., 2012; Lotze, 2010;
Historical ecology with real numbers: past and present extent and biomass of an imperilled estuarine habitat
The first ever large-scale quantitative assessment of the extent and biomass of marine habitat-forming species over a 100-year time frame is presented, finding evidence for a 64 per cent decline in the spatial extent of oyster habitat and an 88% decline in oyster biomass over time.


The Yaquina Oyster Beds of Oregon
Carefully planned surveys and experiments will have to be initiated to maintain, replenish and repopulate the Yaquina oyster beds if they are to be conserved for future generations.
Geospatial habitat change analysis in Pacific Northwest coastal estuaries
We assessed historical changes in the location and amount of potential estuarine habitat in three of the four largest coastal estuaries in the United States Pacific Northwest (Grays Harbor, Willapa
An earthquake history derived from stratigraphic and microfossil evidence of relative sea-level change at Coos Bay, southern coastal Oregon
Much of the uncertainty in determining the number and magnitude of past great earthquakes in the Cascadia subduction zone of western North America stems from difficulties in using estuarine
The History of the Yaquina Bay Oyster According to Professor Dimick OSU
This brief one page report was presumably written by R.E. Dimick, a prominent Oregon State University professor who studied the oysters of Yaquina Bay, Oregon during the 20th century. This report
The Oregon Estuary Plan Book
Habs is a coverage coincident with Base that represents estuary habitats defined by Oregon Fish and Wildlife. Polygons are coded with a nine digit number that represents a hierarchical habitat
The natural resources and human utilization of Netarts Bay, Oregon
Reestablishment of a native oyster , Ostrea conchaphila , following a natural local extinction
  • Marine bioinvasions : proceedings of the First National Conference MA MIT Sea Grant Program
  • 2000
Natural Resources of Netarts Bay . Estuary Inventory Report . Vol . 2 , No . 1
  • 1979