Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

6-12-1981

Series

Manuscript

Abstract

The weather continues to occur in extremes that interfere with growth and survival of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay. First there was a very wet year in 1979 (some 63-65 inches annual rainfall), much of which occurred in excessive amounts (some 15 inches) between late September and early November. Oysters in the upper James River seed-oyster area were killed by prolonged exposure to fresh or near-fresh waters in fall and winter of 1979-80.

Keywords

Oyster diseases-- Virginia.

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