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  Oyster - MSN Encarta
The oyster feeds on microorganisms that are brought into the shell with the current produced by the movement of the cilia and sorted out by the labial palps before they reach the mouth.
The European oyster and the Olympia oyster of the American Pacific Coast are hermaphrodites—that is, their reproductive organs contain both eggs and sperm.
The European oyster is classified as Ostrea edulis, the Olympia oyster as Ostrea lurida, and the American bluepoint oyster as Crassostrea virginica.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761559707/Oyster.html   (644 words)

  
  Oyster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oysters are low in food energy; one dozen raw oysters contain approximately 110 calories (460 kJ), and are rich in zinc, iron, calcium, and vitamin A.
"Dermo" (Perkinsus marinus) is marine disease of oysters, caused by a protozoan parasite.
It is a prevalent pathogen of oysters, causing massive mortality in oyster populations and poses a significant economic threat to the oyster industry.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oyster   (1932 words)

  
 OYSTER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Oysters are easily recognized by their rough, irregular-shaped shells, which tend to be dissimilar in size.
When young, the oyster attaches to a hard surface by means of a limy secretion and remains sedentary for the rest of its life.
Move oysters to one side of pan and reduce cream until it is the consistency of a light cream soup.
www.ocean.udel.edu /mas/seafood/oyster.html   (425 words)

  
 Oyster_reef
Oyster reefs in Florida are found in nearshore areas and estuaries of both coasts, but grow especially vigorously near estuarine river mouths where waters are brackish and less than 10 meters deep.
Oysters are filter feeders which strain microalgae, suspended particulate organic matter, and possibly dissolved organic matter from the water column over their gills in order to feed.
The Ecology of Intertidal Oyster Reefs of the
www.sms.si.edu /IRLspec/Oyster_reef.htm   (822 words)

  
 Oyster card - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Oyster card is a form of electronic ticketing designed for use on Transport for London and National Rail services within the Greater London area of the United Kingdom.
Oyster cards can be used to store both period travelcards and bus passes (of one week or more), and a pay as you go balance.
Oyster pay as you go is only available on a limited number of rail routes which run alongside London Underground lines, such as c2c, where tickets are interchangeable.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oyster_card   (2395 words)

  
 DOAG: Oyster Diseases
Dermo disease is caused by a single-celled Protozoan parasite, Perkinsus marinus.
Dermo is an intracellular parasite (2 to 4 um) infecting the hemocytes of the eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica.
MSX infection is transmissible from oyster to oyster.
www.ct.gov /doag/cwp/view.asp?a=1369&q=259180   (1466 words)

  
 Oysters Are Cool   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The oyster is a bivalve mollusk--also called a shellfish because it lives in a two-part shell.
The shell is joined at one end by a hinge, and can be closed by the oyster's powerful adductor muscle (the dark spots on the inside of an empty shell are the points to which the ends of this muscle adhered).
Oysters can snap their shells closed with lightning speed and with the power of a vise.
www.wsg.washington.edu /oysterstew/cool/oystercool.html   (141 words)

  
 Crabs and Shellfish - American Oyster
The native oyster usually inhabits water depths of between 8 and 25 feet.
Bay oysters are usually prepared to spawn by the end of June.
Dramatic declines in the Bay's native oyster population,their important ecological function and the seafood industry's desire to restore a viable local fishery, have generated studies the viability of introducing a non-native oyster species into the Bay's waters.
www.chesapeakebay.net /info/american_oyster.cfm   (877 words)

  
 oyster. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Since the oyster spends most of its life (except for the free-swimming larval stage) attached—having fused its valve with a sticky substance to a substratum of shells, rocks, or roots—the foot is rudimentary.
These oysters are harvested in artificial beds on both coasts of the United States: on the Atlantic especially in the regions of the Delaware and Chesapeake bays and in the waters off Long Island, in the Gulf Coast off Louisiana, and in the Pacific off the state of Washington.
Oysters are classified in the phylum Mollusca, class Pelecypoda or bivalvia, order Filibranchia, family Ostreidae.
www.bartleby.com /65/oy/oyster.html   (371 words)

  
 All About Oysters
Oysters may or may not cause people to fall in love with each other, but there are a good many folks who have fallen in love with oysters themselves.
Oysters, best known for their reputed aphrodisiac powers, have been a favorite of food lovers throughout the centuries, beginning with the Roman emperors who paid for them by their weight in gold.
Oysters have been an important food since the Neolithic period and were cultivated long before the Christian era.
www.globalgourmet.com /food/egg/egg0298/oysters.html   (336 words)

  
 Rodney's Oyster House
Before opening, scrub the Oysters with a stiff brush under running water, rinsing off mud or sand (particularly in the ridges and hinge where the top and bottom shells meet).
Oysters on the half shell are best when freshly shucked and served immediately on a bed of crushed ice.
Although there are many sauces and styles of serving we suggest you try your first Oyster "au naturel" in its liquor or with a squeeze of lemon.
www.rodneysoysterhouse.com /RodneysOysters/shuck.htm   (307 words)

  
 ANR-805 Oyster Farming In Alabama
Gulf coast oyster producers have long practiced a very rudimentary type of oyster farming in which oyster or clam shells are "planted" to provide a substrate for oyster larvae to set on (see life cycle).
Oyster farming as practiced in other parts of the world includes producing oyster larvae, setting the larvae, protecting the juveniles (spat), and then "planting" in natural waters with various degrees of control ranging from scattering the spat on the bottom to keeping it in plastic mesh bags on some kind of support frame or belt.
Adult oysters are brought to the hatchery and heat-shocked with 86° to 90°F water.
www.aces.edu /pubs/docs/A/ANR-0805/ANR-0805.html   (1323 words)

  
 85.07.02: The Oyster
An oyster is a soft-bodied invertebrate that is found in the shallow waters of the sea.
They destroy the population by causing external adverse conditions that increase the incidence of disease, inhibit the growth of the oyster or interfere with the formation or the shell, thus depriving the oyster of its principal means of protection against adverse situations and attacks of enemies.
The food of the oyster consists of minute organisms, both plant and animal, which float in the water, protozoa, the egg and larval of marine worms and mollusks, and the spores of algae.
www.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/units/1985/7/85.07.02.x.html   (2990 words)

  
 oyster on Encyclopedia.com
OYSTER [oyster] edible bivalve mollusk found in beds in shallow, warm waters of all oceans.
These oysters are harvested in artificial beds on both coasts of the United States: on the Atlantic especially in the regions of the Delaware and Chesapeake bays and in the waters off Long Island, in the Gulf Coast off Louisiana, and in the Pacific off the state of Washington.
Acid-base status of the oyster Crassostrea virginica in response to air exposure and to infections by Perkinsus marinus.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/o1/oyster.asp   (578 words)

  
 Exelon | Oyster Creek Generating Station
Oyster Creek Generating Station is located in Lacey Township, Ocean County, near the New Jersey Shore.
Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in Ocean County, NJ, is an integral part of the local economy.
Oyster Creek's economic impact reaches beyond the local community to the state and even the national level.
www.exeloncorp.com /ourcompanies/powergen/nuclear/oyster_creek_generating_station.htm   (531 words)

  
 Maryland DNR Fish Fun Facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Oysters are found on the bottom throughout the Chesapeake Bay.
Oysters have been around for 15 million years and in some places their fossil shells are 50 feet thick.
Another reason that oysters are important is that they feed on the algae in the Bay.
www.dnr.state.md.us /fisheries/education/oyster/oyster.html   (186 words)

  
 Chesapeake Bay Foundation - Save the Bay: Oysters: Food, Filters, Fish Habitat
Oysters also have tremendous ecological value, which may be the most important benefit they provide.
Oysters filter these pollutants by either consuming them or shape them into small packets, which are deposited on the bottom where they are not harmful.
Anyone who fishes the Bay knows that oyster reefs are among the best places to fish because they are teeming with life that attract large predator fish, such as striped bass and sea trout.
www.cbf.org /site/PageServer?pagename=resources_facts_oysters   (395 words)

  
 Little Known Facts About Oysters
The notion that oysters should not be eaten in "r"-less months—that is, months that occur during warm weather—may have started in the days when oysters where shipped without adequate refrigeration and could spoil.
Oysters are not only delicious, but they're also one of the most nutritionally well balanced of foods, containing protein, carbohydrates and lipids.
Oysters are an excellent source of vitamins A, B1(thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), C (ascorbic acid) and D (calciferol).
www.globalgourmet.com /food/egg/egg0298/oyfacts.html   (439 words)

  
 VIMS Oyster Monitoring Programs
Oyster bars throughout the state were sampled annually with a dredge to assess trends in oyster growth, mortality, and recruitment.
The VIMS oyster Patent Tong survey, was begun in 1993 in collaboration with Dr. Jim Wesson of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission Conservation and Replenishment Department to provide more quantitative estimates of oyster standing stock in Virginia's tributaries.
Patent tong survey data are an important component of the annual estimate of Virginia's oyster population size in support of the Chesapeake Bay Oyster Population Estimation program begun in 2000 to assess Bay-wide progress toward oyster restoration goals.
www.vims.edu /mollusc/monrestoration/monoyster.htm   (860 words)

  
 Olympia Oyster
Oysters usually inhabit low tidelands or estuaries that remain inundated with water during low tide, although they also can be found on the undersides of floats and on pilings.
Though oyster growers strove to maintain and enhance the water quality of the tidelands that sustained their oyster-beds, unregulated effluent from surrounding pulp and paper mills before the 1950's played a large part in the declines of the Olympic oyster.
In the southern Puget Sound region, Olympia oyster populations continue to be threatened by pollution from motorboats, pulp mills and wastewater discharge.
www.pacificbio.org /ESIN/OtherInvertebrates/OlympiaOyster/OlympiaOyster_pg.html   (428 words)

  
 Washington Grown Oysters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
An intertidal oyster doesn't have to hunt for food, but simply waits for the tide to bring the next serving.
This process is called "cultching." The catching materials are referred to as "cultch" and the recently settled oysters are known as "spat." Old shells from previously harvested oysters are commonly used as cultch.
Oysters can also accumulate pollutants from the environment as they filter food from the water, slowing their growth, impairing breeding or even causing death.
www.wsg.washington.edu /oysterstew/cool/oysterlife.html   (571 words)

  
 Goose Point Oysters - Oyster Products
Shucked oyster meats (Open-Stock) are processed in our state of the art HACCP facility in our opening and packing rooms or using our High Pressure Process.
Oyster meats are graded by size and packed according to volume
Note: The oyster counts per container are estimated counts only.
www.goosepoint.com /productsOystersOpenStock.html   (133 words)

  
 Oyster card: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/o/oy/oyster_card.htm   (2772 words)

  
 Oyster Stew - Allrecipes
When the mixture is almost boiling, pour the oysters and their liquid into the pot.
When the oysters curl the stew is finished cooking; turn off the heat and serve.
Buy oysters in the shell even if you never opened one, as you can pop them in the microwave for 1 1/2 minutes to loosen them up, and then use a paring knife to cut the meat from the shell.
allrecipes.com /recipe/oyster-stew/detail.aspx   (462 words)

  
 oyster - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Several of the more than 50 living species of oysters are...
Bivalve, common name for any mollusk characterized by a shell divided into two valves hinged at one side, gills specialized for feeding, and a...
Mussel, common name for any marine or freshwater bivalve mollusk closely related to oysters and scallops.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=oyster   (182 words)

  
 Oyster Bay, Long Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Oysters are unique to the Oyster Bay community where they have been harvested for hundreds of years.
They provide the oysters for the festival and they are the only surviving harvesting, oyster company in New York State.
More than 50,000 oysters on the half-shell are consumed each year at the 2 day event, not counting the oysters prepared in so many other ways.
www.oysterbayli.com /html/oysterfest.htm   (502 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Oyster: Books: Janette Turner Hospital   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Oyster and his followers disappeared in a wave of violence unleashed by evil Dukke Prophet, a member of the churchgoing community of the Living Will, and ever since, no strangers have been allowed into town to look for their missing loved ones.
OYSTER is a literary tale about the fictional town of Outer Maroo in the bush outback of Queensland, Australia.
It is interesting to note that although Oyster is the name of the messianic cult figure who brings his followers to the (intentionally) forgotton mining town of Outer Maroo; he, as a character, does not figure too prominently in the story.
www.amazon.com /Oyster-Janette-Turner-Hospital/dp/0393319369   (2415 words)

  
 Transport for London - General information - Oyster card   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This is the most you’ll pay a day when using Oyster to pay as you go on Tube, DLR, bus, tram and some National Rail services (PDF 856KB) in Zones 1-6.
Oyster cards with Travelcards are valid on Tube, DLR, tram and National Rail services within your chosen zones and across the entire London bus network.
Oyster cards with Bus Passes are valid across the entire London bus network and on trams.
www.tfl.gov.uk /tfl/fares-tickets/2006/oyster/general.asp   (759 words)

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