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Main Title Testing of Great Bay Oysters for Two Protozoan Pathogens. A Final Report to Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership.
Author D. E. Grout
CORP Author New Hampshire Fish and Game Dept., Durham.; Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Estuary Program.
Year Published 2009
Stock Number PB2011-106364
Additional Subjects Oysters ; Protozoa ; Parasites ; Shellfish ; Pathogens ; Marine fisheries ; Animal diseases ; Mortality ; Estuaries ; New Hampshire ; Testing
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2011-106364 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 07/20/2011
Collation 14p
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 New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, (NHF&G) continues to assess the presence and intensity of both disease conditions in oysters from the major beds within the Great Bay estuarine system. Histological examination of Great Bay oysters has also revealed other endoparasites. The American oyster, Crassostrea virginica, may be invaded by a variety of parasites. Two particularly damaging protozoan parasites, Haplosporidium nelsoni (MSX) and Perkinsus marinus (Dermo), have caused widespread high mortalities along the Southern and Middle Atlantic Coast and are now found in New Hampshire waters.