Blenheimites love their Bluff oysters

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Source: Marlborough Express Blenheim Bluff oyster lovers can now get their fix, with dozens of the tasty delicacies delivered to food stores in town this week. Calvert James, owner of The New Funky Fish on Moran St, took delivery of 20 dozen of the southern oysters yesterday. He said it was hard to know whether […]

Oysters Use Sound to Choose their Home

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Ashlee Lillis, a post-doctoral research fellow, researched how sound affects where oysters choose to live — even though they don’t have ears, as she stated in a N.C. State news release written by Tracy Peake. Lillis does this research with her professor, David Eggleston, and in collaboration with geophysicist Del Bohnenstiehl, beginning in summer of […]

Oysters put to the test

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Source: www.stuff.co.nz A New Zealand research institute is sending 50,000 specially bred oysters out to aquaculture farms around the country this month in a bid to beat the virus which has devastated the industry. Since 2011 the Cawthron Institute has been working to create a virus-resistant oyster by cross-breeding families with the best survival rates […]

NZ Shellfish Research Grant

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Biological Industries Research The Cultured Shellfish Programme: Enabling, Growing, and Securing NZ’s Shellfish Aquaculture Sector Aquaculture is the world’s fastest growing primary sector and is identified as a prime opportunity in the government’s business growth agenda. Aquaculture NZ has similar aspirations, with a goal of achieving export sales of $1B by 2025. Cawthron Institute’s Cultured […]

World’s Largest Oysters

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Source:  www.npr.org The world’s largest oyster is nearly 14 inches long and resides in Denmark, according to the folks at Guinness World Records. And it’s still alive and growing, according to Christine Ditlefsen, the biologist at the Wadden Sea Centre whose world record was recently certified. The oyster was found in October in Wadden Sea […]