a transient disease event in an animal population.
nutrient enrichment of water bodies, generally referring to elevated levels of nitrogen and phosphorus.
organism in which a parasite or other infectious agent lives.
presence of a parasite in a host, with or without the development of disease.
Invasive species –
a nonindigenous organism that spreads from the site of introduction, becomes abundant, and may displace native species.
animal containing both diploid and triploid cells.
Nominal value –
value in current dollars.
species found outside its natural geographical range. Also referred to as alien, nonnative, or exotic.
Real price –
nominal price adjusted for inflation.
production of normal diploid cells in an otherwise triploid animal.
Rogue introduction –
a non-sanctioned, direct release of diploid reproductive oysters.
Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes? –
Latin phrase translated as: “Who is to guard the guards themselves?”
a young oyster, especially one suitable for transplanting to another bed.
sail-powered wooden vessels native to the Chesapeake Bay that are used for commercial dredging of oysters.
learned knowledge, values and behaviors that are shared among members of a group, community or region.
juvenile oysters from the time of settlement through the first year of growth.