Oyster Research

General

Effects of Ocean Acidification on Declining Puget Sound Calcifiers

Examining five ecologically and economically important bivalves, researchers found these species exhibit different susceptibility to increasing CO2 levels. Under the conditions tested, clams were relative winners and oysters losers.

Pacific Oyster

Crossbreeding and Selection for Resistance to Ocean Acidification in Pacific Oysters

Researchers will use genetic approaches to develop broodstocks for the shellfish industry that are better adapted to increasingly corrosive seawater impacting our coasts and estuaries.

Effects of Early Exposure of Pacific Oysters to Ocean Acidification on Subsequent Performance

Examining five ecologically and economically important bivalves, researchers found these species exhibit different susceptibility to increasing CO2 levels. Under the conditions tested, clams were relative winners and oysters, losers.

Olympia Oyster

Alleviating Regulatory Impediments to Native Shellfish Aquaculture

Researchers are examining local adaptation in native Olympia oysters to help predict the impacts of culturing native shellfish species for restoration and commercial production.

Recovery of the Native Olympia Oyster, Ostrea lurida, in Northern Puget Sound: Measuring the Larval Import to and Export from a Restored Subpopulation

Researchers will use seawater chemistry to trace larval exchanges between Olympia oyster populations.