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Oyster Sentinel

2007 - 2008 UNO Research Foundation
Oyster Sentinel is a web-based community which uses the eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica, as a bioindicator of estuarine health. Oysters are sessile filter feeders which concentrate toxins, accumulate pathogens and harbor parasites. The distribution of oysters and their parasites are practical indicators of salinity regimes in estuaries.

Principal Investigator(s) or Program Chair:
Ray, Sammy M.

Institution(s):
Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG)

Field of Focus:
Oyster Health Monitoring; Fisheries

Study Site:   Gulf of Mexico

Award Period:   Since 1998, Ongoing

Home Page:   http://www.oystersentinel.org/

Keywords:   Oyster, Parasite, Dermo, Monitoring


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