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Focal Points – Shellfish Aquaculture in Massachusetts

Focal Points – Shellfish Aquaculture in Massachusetts September 2000 – Shellfish aquaculture in Massachusetts is thriving! Though centuries old, the practice of farming shellfish is a fairly recent undertaking in the United States—within the last 150 years.

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Bulletin: Clam Tents: A New Approach to Soft-Shell Clam Culture and Management

Bulletin: Clam Tents: A New Approach to Soft-Shell Clam Culture and Management Soft-shell clams, Mya arenaria, are an enigma to scientists, managers, and shellfish harvesters in southeastern Massachusetts and throughout the bivalve’s range. One year, clams may settle in very dense concentrations, while, the following year, there may be no soft-shell clam recruitment at the…

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Resources for Educators & Students

Resources for Educators and Students Adaptations and Climate Change Expand How Whales Change the Climate:  Video from Sustainable Human showing whales’ role in the ecosystem and climate. Port Townsend Marine Science Center- Orca Bone Atlas: This is a great resource that shows an Orca skeleton and allows you to see 3-D views of various parts of the…

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Diseases, Pests, and Predators of Concern to New England Shellfish Growers

Diseases, Pests, and Predators of Concern to New England Shellfish Growers Walton, W. brochures, 2005 WHOI-H-05-002, 003, and 004 Also available as PDF files by clicking on the topic of interest: diseases, pests, predators If you are a shellfish grower, harvester, or resource manager, you are well aware that diseases, pests, and predators are issues…

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