Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) gardening program for restoration in Delaware’s Inland Bays, USA

@article{RossiSnook2009OysterV,
  title={Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) gardening program for restoration in Delaware’s Inland Bays, USA},
  author={Kate Rossi-Snook and Gulnihal Ozbay and Frank Marenghi},
  journal={Aquaculture International},
  year={2009},
  volume={18},
  pages={61-67}
}
Eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica is a keystone species in many estuarine bays. They clean the water by filtering out suspended particulates from the water column, while their reefs serve as valuable habitat for many ecologically and economically important macrofaunal species. However, with the ever-increasing development along our coastlines, the oyster population throughout the Mid-Atlantic region has plummeted as a result of overharvesting, extreme eutrophication, and disease. In… CONTINUE READING