Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Special Reports in Applied Marine Science and Ocean Engineering (SRAMSOE) No. 258
During the fall, winter and spring of 1979-1980 there was an extensive and prolonged mortality of the 1979 se•t of oysters in the James River, Virginia. Yearling oysters died at lesser rates, with mortalities starting in mid-winter. Small oysters showed moderate to 100% mortalities at two locations. Market-sized oysters showed the lowest mortality. Deaths were associated with prolonged periods of low salinity.
Oyster Fisheries, Marine Resources, Virginia
Haven, D. S. (1982) The Impact of Low Salinities on James River Oyster Populations 1979-1980. Special Reports in Applied Marine Science and Ocean Engineering (SRAMSOE) No. 258. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary. https://doi.org/10.21220/V5CT83