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    • Eastern Oyster
  • Scientific Names
    • Crassostrea virginica
  • Spanish
    • Ostión de Virginia

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Recent observations

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Observer

fmoretzsohn

Date

September 14, 2011

Description

I observed many live specimens of the Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea virginica, during a research cruise by a team of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to monitor oyster health. The oysters where collected with a small dredge (as seen in some photos), and a few specimens from each station were brought to the lab for several measurements and test, including the Gonadosomatic Index. Also, several environmental parameters such as water temperature, salinity, etc., were measured.

Also observed among the oysters were some Santo Domingo mussels, Brachidontes domingensis (see other entry), as seen on one photo, and the tiny ecotoparasite gastropod, Boonea impressa.

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Observer

fmoretzsohn

Date

May 4, 2011

Description

Copano Bay has several oyster reefs, and several of the beaches around the bay have lots of shells, most of them of Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea virginica. There are shells of many other species on the beach at this location, but typically the oysters are more numerous and have the largest shells.

I did not observe live oysters at this location, but I did see several nearby during a research cruise to Copano Bay on a different date.

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Observer

jfryan

Date

August 14, 2014 08:27 AM EDT

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corbanhemphill

Date

July 23, 2014

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What

Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica

Observer

yasingi

Date

November 6, 2011

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What

Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica

Observer

srall

Date

June 15, 2014

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What

Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica

Observer

fm5050

Date

April 3, 2014 02:38 PM EDT

Description

Huguenot Memorial Park, Duval Co., FL April 3, 2014

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What

Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica

Observer

fm5050

Date

March 29, 2014 02:09 PM EDT

Description

Helen Cooper Floyd Park, Duval Co., FL March 29, 2014

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What

Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica

Observer

botanygirl

Date

January 20, 2014 02:09 PM EST

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What

Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica

Observer

fm5050

Date

January 20, 2014 02:08 PM EST

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What

Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica

Observer

botanygirl

Date

January 20, 2014 08:28 AM EST

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What

Eastern Oyster Crassostrea virginica

Observer

d_kluza

Date

January 16, 2014
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Description from Wikipedia

The eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) — also called Atlantic oyster or Virginia oyster — is a species of true oyster native to the eastern seaboard and Gulf of Mexico coast of North America. It is also farmed in Puget Sound, Washington, where it is known as the Totten Inlet Virginica. Eastern oysters are and have been very popular commercially. Today, less than 1% of the original 17th century population (when the original colonists arrived) is thought...

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