|Oysters Booming on New Reefs, But Can They Survive Disease?|
Stokstad, E. (2009). Oysters Booming on New Reefs, But Can They Survive Disease? Science (Wash.) 325(5940): 525
In: Science (Washington). American Association for the Advancement of Science: Washington DC. ISSN 0036-8075, more
Diseases; Oysters; ANW, USA, Chesapeake Bay [gazetteer]; Marine
A group of researchers is claiming an "unprecedented restoration" of oysters in the Great Wicomico River, a small tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. Thanks to a large network of reefs created in 2004, a booming population of native oysters has taken hold, the group reports in a paper published online by Science this week. Some researchers herald the accomplishment as a model for restoration, but others say that the new populations have yet to prove they can survive now-endemic diseases.