Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

1982

Series

Manuscripts

Abstract

Importation and transplantation of exotic oysters has probably resulted in introduction of more marine invertebrate species than any other of man's activities. Unintentional introductions have resulted from careless movements of oysters without planning or consideration of consequences. Diseases and parasites are often unknown and oysters cannot be adequately diagnosed or inspected for problems by biologists. (...)

Keywords

Animal introduction -- Environmental aspects, Oysters -- Research

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