July 1, 2010. Studying the effect of adult oysters on larvae recruitment.
Oysters tend to be quite gregarious; seldom will you find a single
The mechanism in which oyster larvae use to find a beneficial
Two rafts, each with 30 shell bags hanging off them, were set up in the Edgartown Great Pond, about 100 yards apart. One raft held about 60 adult oysters while the other remained empty. We plan to collect the bags in a few weeks and count the number of spat collected on each shell. We hope this