The Olympia oyster Ostrea iurida: recent advances in natural history, ecology, and restoration

This article reviews recent literature on the biology of Ostrea lurida, emphasizing information that has arisen subsequent to Baker’s review in 1995. The review highlights recent work that contributes to improvements in restoration efforts. Included are sections on phylogeny, reproductive biology, shell morphology, harvesting, associations with other organisms, threats to recovering populations, ocean acidification, and larval supply, settlement and recruitment.

Pritchard C., Shanks A., Rimler R., Oates M. & Rumrill S., 2015. The Olympia oyster Ostrea iurida: recent advances in natural history, ecology, and restoration. Journal of Shellfish Research 34(2):259-271. Article (subscription required).


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