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Oysters 2011 - Gulf of Mexico

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2011
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2011-01-01 06:00:00

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Dr. William S. Arnold(Originator), James Gibeaut(Principal Investigator), Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative(administrator), LCC Network Data Steward(Point of Contact), 2011(Publication), Oysters 2011 - Gulf of Mexico, https://www.ncddc.noaa.gov/website/DataAtlas/atlas.htm?plate=Invertebrates%20-%20Eastern%20Oyster, https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/594830afe4b062508e344418

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1985 Gulf of Mexico Atlas abstract American oyster Crassostrea virginica Ostion americanoDescription Range: The American oyster, a bivalve mollusc of the family Ostreidae, is found in the western Atlantic from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the Yucatan Peninsula. In the Gulf, this species occurs throughout estuaries, shallow nearshore waters, and on reefs located near river mouths. Habitat: Large populations of this benthic invertebrate are found in the large estuarine bays and sounds of the Gulf (with most concentrations found within 10-meter depths). Sedentary in character, this invertebrate attaches in clusters to shell reefs, firm mud/shell bottoms and other hard substrates. Feeding and Behavior: The American oyster filter-feeds principally [...]

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To display American oyster (Crassostrea virginica Ostion americano) habitats in the 2011 Gulf of Mexico Digital Atlas.

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