Study of Oyster Populations and Experimental Plantings in Corpus Christi Bay - Survey of Oyster Populations and Associated Organisms


Live oysters, placed in test trays and transplanted to existing reefs with extremely low oyster population, showed high mortality rates within one month of the transplant and by the end of the three months had suffered total mortality. There were not enough oysters present to obtain adequate samples of live oysters on any of the major reefs in Corpus Christi Bay, in order to make monthly comparison of the population structure of the reefs.


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oyster population, oysters, Corpus Christi Bay, stock assessment