Long-term Trends in Oyster Population Dynamics in Delaware Bay: Regime Shifts and Response to Disease

Abstract

We evaluate a 54-y survey time series for the Delaware Bay oyster beds in New Jersey waters to identify the characteristics of regime shifts in oyster populations and the influence ofMSXandDermo diseases on population stability. Oyster abundance was high during the 1970s through 1985. Oyster abundance was low at the inception of the time series in 1953… (More)

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