This field guide is meant to be carried on board the vessel for quick use in identifying
common biofouling organisms in the Chesapeake Bay. For each species, “Description”
gives an overview of how the organism looks and functions; “Habitat” indicates areas of
the Bay where they may be found; “Operational Effects” tells how the species influences
oysters, gear or both; and “Control Strategies” provides information on documented
treatments that have proven effective in controlling the species on adult oysters. Images
of each species will assist with identification.