Virginia oyster


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Noun1.Virginia oyster - common edible oyster of Atlantic coast of North AmericaVirginia oyster - common edible oyster of Atlantic coast of North America
oyster - marine mollusks having a rough irregular shell; found on the sea bed mostly in coastal waters
Crassostrea, genus Crassostrea - Virginia oysters
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Erskine is vice president of Cowart Seafood Group, which includes a Virginia oyster company of about 75 employees.
Similar sentiments echoed around the Department of the Interior after a Corps project to rescue the Chesapeake's native Virginia oyster, which relied upon "carpet-bombing" one million baby oysters into the Great Wicomico River, ended in laughable disaster when a herd of native stingrays descended and devoured the shellfish.
The decline of the Virginia oyster fishery in Chesapeake Bay: considerations for the introduction of a nonendemic species, Crassostrea gigas.
The decline of the Virginia oyster fishery in Chesapeake Bay: considerations for the introduction of a non-endemic species, Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg, 1793).
For the percent cultch variable, we used data from NOAA's integrated benthic characterization database (NOAA 2013), which consists of detailed side-scan sonar, acoustic surveys, sediment grab samples, and historical data sets, including mainstem sediment polygons, Maryland Bay Bottom Survey polygons, and Virginia Oyster Ground Survey polygons (i.e., the Baylor survey grounds) (Fig.
We thank Lieutenant David Gough, Natural Resource Police Division of DNR, who provided Maryland oyster citation records and shared his insights on the data, as well as Warner Rhodes, Law Enforcement Division of VRMC, for providing Virginia oyster citation records.
The decline of the Virginia oyster fishery in Chesapeake Bay: considerations for introduction of a non-endemic species, Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg, 1793).
Such trap-type estuaries were historically used by VMRC and the Virginia oyster industry for the planting of shell prior to annual oyster recruitment.
The James River, Virginia oyster habitat is a microcosm of the Chesapeake Bay in general in that it encompasses a salinity gradient with lower salinity locations subject to spring freshet events and higher salinity locations characterized by disease epizootics in low river flow (high salinity) years (Andrews 1984, 1988, Burreson & Ragone-Calvo 1996).

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