The Chesapeake Bay Oyster. http://www.chesapeakebay.net/images/oysterreef.jpg. Also known as the Eastern Oyster or Crassostrea virginica. About Oysters and Oyster Bars. Oysters have 2 shells- are bivalves or pelecypods Grow about an inch a year
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Also known as the Eastern Oyster or Crassostrea virginica
oyster with sea squirts attached
1. Oyster spat2. Skilletfish3. Hooked mussels
4. Whip mud worms5. Sea Squirts6. Sea anemone
7. Barnacles8. Fan worms9. Mud crab
Today 3.75” oyster
1608 8-10” oyster
- Wide range of species
- Contributes to health of the food chain
Working around Disease Oyster
Bottom Enhancement Oyster
Chris Judy of the Md DNR
Horn Point Hatchery grows larvae and raises spat
Hopefully, the efforts of resource managers, local and regional organizations, scientists and community members will be successful in restoring our native oyster to a reasonable fraction of it’s former abundance and vitality.
However, it has been a difficult struggle up to this point – we still have a long way to go and much to learn.