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Experimental plantings of seed oysters (Crassostrea virginica) were made at five locations in the oyster-producing area of southeastern Louisiana. The results which were obtained showed that the yield of planted oysters is determined by the inter-action between the growth factors and the mortality factors of the environment. It was found that undue mortalities occurred in certain areas of normally rapid growth in 1947-48.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 1953

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