Oysters: Biology, Consumption and Ecological Importance


Judith P. Turner (Editor)

Series: Marine Biology
BISAC: SCI039000

Oyster reefs provide valuable habitat for many ecologically and economically important species, as well as stabilizing benthic and intertidal habitats. Their bioactivity and structure creation leads to a greater abundance and diversity of other aquatic species. This book focuses on the eastern oyster’s aquaculture and diversity of associated species; the cadmium conundrum in British Columbian oysters; the problems and risks related to an exotic oyster introduction case; and the expansion of distribution among spionid polychaetes by accompanying oyster shells during transportation. (Imprint: Novinka )


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Eastern Oyster (<i>Crassostrea virginica</i>) Aquaculture and Diversity of Associated Species
(Gulnihal Ozbay, Brian Reckenbeil, Frank Marenghi, Patrick Erbland, Delaware State University, Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Dover, Delaware, USA)

The Cadmium Conundrum in British Columbian Oysters: Economics, Ecotoxicology and Ethics
(L.I. Bendell, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby)

From Índo-Pacific to Atlantic Ocean: Problems and Risks Related to an Exotic Oyster Introduction Case
(Mauro André Damasceno de Melo, Guilherme da Cruz Santos Neto, Instituto Federal de Educação Ciência e Tecnologia do Pará, Campus Bragança, Brazil, and others)

Spionid Polychaetes Expand their Distribution by Accompanying Oyster Shells During Transportation
(Waka Sato-Okoshi, Kenji Okoshi, Laboratory of Biological Oceanography, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, and others)



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