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Daphne Munroe – Shellfish Forum – 2018

The effect of rearing temperature on the survival and growth of early juvenile Atlantic surfclams (Spisula solidissima)

The Atlantic surfclam (Spisula solidissima) is not currently cultivated on commercial scales, but it represents a potentially beneficial target species for crop diversification in the Northeast region of the United States. Surfclams are native to the region and rapid growth gives this species the potential to reach marketable sizes within 12 to 18 months. Since heating and chilling seawater are major operating costs for bivalve seed production, a thorough understanding of how temperature influences juvenile surfclam survival and growth during the nursery phase – the period between metamorphosis and out-planting – must be determined before mainstream production can occur.

Hard Clams as Indicators of Suspended Particulates in Barnegat Bay – Monica Bricelj, John Krauter, and Gef Flimlin – 2016

Characterization of phytoplankton  – Monica Bricelj – 2016

functional taxonomic groups in relation to juvenile hard clam production in the Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor Estuary (BB-LEH).Lead PI: V. Monica Bricelj, Research Professor, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences (IMCS), Rutgers University (RU),