The effect of depth on survival and growth of oysters in suspension culture from a petroleum platform off the Texas coast.

dc.acquisition-srcen_US
dc.call-noAcc# 1397en_US
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dc.contributor.authorOgle, J.S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRay, S.M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWardle, W.J.en_US
dc.contributor.otherGulf Research Reports.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T16:49:59Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T16:49:59Z
dc.date.issued1977en_US
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dc.descriptionp. 31-37.en_US
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dc.description.abstractThe effect of depth on oysters in suspension culture from a petroleum platform off the Texas coast was monitored for 20 months. Growth and condition was similar for adult oysters culture at five levels down to 8 m. Oysters had a growth rate of 1.2 mm (level 3) to 1.4 mm (level 1) per month, representing an increase in length of 94% to 150% for the 20 months. The condition was best in June 1973 after five months placement offshore (condition index of 14.8, 15.5, 14.7, 13.5 and 13.2 for levels 1 through 5, respectively). The condition was lowest in June 1974 (2.2, 2.1, 1.3, 1.4 and 1.5 for levels 1 through 5, respectively). Ninety oysters died during the experimental period. Sixty-three percent were from the upper two levels. One hundred forty-five oysters disappeared. Fifty-eight percent were from the bottom two levels. Most oysters disappeared in February 1974 (47% of all disappearances).en_US
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dc.geo-codeTexas coasten_US
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/19146
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dc.locationGBIC Collection file roomen_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseries1397.00en_US
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dc.subjectoyster cultureen_US
dc.subjectoff-bottom cultureen_US
dc.subjectgrowthen_US
dc.subjectmortalityen_US
dc.subjectoystersen_US
dc.subjectCrassostrea virginicaen_US
dc.subjectoffshore structuresen_US
dc.subjectsurvivalen_US
dc.titleThe effect of depth on survival and growth of oysters in suspension culture from a petroleum platform off the Texas coast.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.universityen_US
dc.vol-issue6(1)en_US
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