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RECORD NUMBER: 16 OF 20
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Testing of Great Bay Oysters for Two Protozoan Pathogens.|
|Author||B. W. Smith|
|CORP Author||New Hampshire Fish and Game Dept., Concord.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.|
|Additional Subjects||Oysters ; Protozoa ; Parasites ; Shellfish ; Pathogen ; Marine fisheries ; Animal diseases ; Mortality ; Estuaries ; New Hampshire ; Testing|
Two protozoan pathogens, Haplosporidium nelsoni (MSX) and Perkinsus marinus (Dermo), are known to be present in Great Bay oysters. With funds provided by the Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership (PREP), the Marine Fisheries Division of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department (NHF&G) continues to assess the presence and intensity of both of these disease conditions in oysters from the major beds within the Great Bay estuarine system. Histological examinations of Great Bay oysters have also revealed other endoparasites.