Understanding how carryover effects from water salinity and pH affect oyster growth is just one step toward healthier oysters and a stronger aquaculture industry. VASG-sponsored research like Rivest's can help hatcheries grow more resilient oysters that can withstand future environmental challenges of water quality.



Written by Madeleine Jepsen

Filming by Lisa Sadler and Aileen Devlin

Video production by Lisa Sadler and Aileen Devlin

Photography by Lisa Sadler and Aileen Devlin

Website layout by Madeleine Jepsen

Website design by Howell Creative Group

Special thanks to:
Emily Rivest, VIMS
Jan McDowell, VIMS
Annie Schatz, VIMS
Anthony Himes, VIMS
Mike Congrove, Oyster Seed Holdings
Ellen Biesack, ODU
Todd Janeski, Rice Rivers Center, VCU
Aquaculture Genetics and Breeding Technology Center (ABC)
Jeff Shields, VIMS
Janet Krenn, Editor
Ian Vorster, Advisor
Abigail Hils, VASG
Additional content provided by:

Integration & Application Network, UMCES (Infographic)

Kevin MacLeod (Background Music)