Sample Procedures

Sample Procedures

  • 1. Captain Dave White pilots the RV "Miss Kay"
    to the fall survey station coordinates.

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  • 2. Water quality is measured.

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  • 3. On a signal from the captain,
    the dredge is lowered overboard.

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  • 4. A GPS is monitored for tow distance.

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  • 5. At a predetermined distance,
    the dredge is retrieved.

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  • 6. The dredge is brought onboard and the
    contents are dumped onto the dredge table.

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  • 7. A 1/2 bushel subsample is taken.

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  • 8. The 1/2 bushel subsample is spread
    onto the culling table.

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  • 9. The sample is sorted for live
    and dead oysters

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  • 10. Once sorted, the sample is double
    checked for small spat.

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  • 11. A typical spat.

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  • 12. Oysters collected are measured
    for shell height

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  • 13. Data sheet for a standard fall survey station.

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  • 14. At a disease station, a representative
    subsample is bagged.

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Fall Oyster Survey