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Observations on the Expansion of a Relict Population of Eastern Oysters (Crassostrea virginica) in a Maine Estuary: Implications for Climate Change and Restoration
Northeast Naturalist (2013)
  • Karen Wilson, University of Southern Maine
  • Peter Larsen
  • Dana Morse
Abstract
The Gulf of Maine has undergone dramatic physiographic and oceanographic changes over the last several millenia resulting in some unusual biogeographic consequences. One is that there are pockets of Virginian species, including Crassostra virginica (Eastern Oyster), that survive in isolated warm water pockets, usually at the heads of estuaries. These small and vulnerable populations need documentation, protection, and restoration in order to preserve their genetic characteristics and ecological services.
Publication Date
2013
Citation Information
Karen Wilson, Peter Larsen and Dana Morse. "Observations on the Expansion of a Relict Population of Eastern Oysters (Crassostrea virginica) in a Maine Estuary: Implications for Climate Change and Restoration" Northeast Naturalist Vol. 20 Iss. 4 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/karen_wilson/2/