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What Caused Mass Mortalities at Virginian Oyster Farms? (VIDEO)

Oyster shell. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

On January 21, 2016, Virginia Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellow Joey Matt of Virginia Institute of Marine Science was challenged to tell an audience of non-scientists about his research. Matt’s presentation discussed how mass mortality events at Virginian oyster farms may be attributable to the unexpected reproductive capabilities of supposedly sterile oysters.

Matt presented at the 2016 Virginia Sea Grant Symposium.