Presentation on theme: "DermoWatch : Monitoring the Health of Galveston Bay with Oysters Sammy M. Ray Texas A&M University at Galveston Thomas M. Soniat Nicholls State University."— Presentation transcript:
DermoWatch : Monitoring the Health of Galveston Bay with Oysters Sammy M. Ray Texas A&M University at Galveston Thomas M. Soniat Nicholls State University Enrique V. Kortright Kortright Corporation Lance Robinson Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
DermoWatch is a: web site (www.dermowatch.org) a monitoring program and an online community for the management of the oyster parasite, Perkinsus marinus, and monitoring freshwater inflows
Dermo Parasites in Thioglycollate medium tissue culture
DermoWatch oyster sampling sites for Gulf of Mexico
Recent Hot Spots for Dermo Infection in Gulf Oysters
Monitoring station provides real-time and continuous: water temperature and salinity water turbidity (total suspended solids) fluorescence (chlorophyll a) wind speed and direction solar radiation air temperature and humidity rainfall and barometric pressure
Biblical confirmation of the value of fresh water inflow to maintain healthy bays Ezekiel 47 The River From the Temple Verses 8-10 He said to me, "This water flows towards the eastern region and goes down into the Arabah, where it enters the Sea. When it empties into the Sea, the water there becomes fresh. Swarms of living creatures will live wherever the river flows. There will be large numbers of fish, because this water flows there and makes the salt water fresh; so where the river flows everything will live. Fishermen will stand along the shore; from En Gedi to En Eglaim there will be places for spreading nets. The fish will be of many kinds--like the fish of the Great Sea.
Texas Collaborators Larry McKinney Lance Robinson Rebecca Hensley Bill Balboa Norman Boyd James Simmons Jan Culbertson Jeri's Sea Food John Adams Greg Stunz Rick Kalke
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