Shellfish and the Environment Research Symposium

 It smells like you're at sea: pure iodine and shellfish (it's amazing).
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The UGA Shellfish Research Laboratory contributes studies, training and new technology to support the development economically viable and environmentally friendly aquaculture industries. The UGA Shellfish Lab is home to the state’s first oyster hatchery, which launched in fall 2015. It is expected to produce between five and six million spat, or baby oysters, per year by 2018, which will be worth an estimated $1.6 million when harvested.
The Shellfish Research Lab complex has a number of small Carolina Skiffs available for field use.
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When my parents went to London several years ago they went a couple times to a place called the Sea Shell restaurant for fish and chips and loved it. Anyone know of it? Is it really that good? What kind of prices,and where is it? Visiting the Shellfish Research Lab is easy! We would love to see you there!
Photo provided by FlickrBut there are other kinds of "seafood" such as squids and octopus that don't seem to be shellfish.
Photo provided by FlickrActually, shellfish and seafood are not synonyms.
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How to Make Seashell Fish You’re home from the beach with a collection of shells, and now you need something to do with all of them! The kids will love making this school of fish made from seashells, and you can save them as momentos from your vacation. They will look great in a shadowbox frame on your child’s bedroom wall. No trip to the beach this summer? Doesn’t matter! Seashe...I actually think it is an interesting question...one I don't know that I would have thought of. Then again, I started wondering if my son who is allergic to eggs, could be allergic to chickens as well. I thought it was an odd thought, but then researched it and although rare, it is possible. Anyway, he now appears to have a shellfish allergy too. We won't be avoiding the beach or empty shells, but I do now wonder after this post, if he should avoid the ocean. If you do decide to avoid beach shells with your lo, it would probably be nice if you bought a bag of special shells and scattered it about an area of sand at the beach so lo can still have the experience. I will say my dad has a serious allergy to clams (as in face swells etc) and he has spent many days at the beach with his Hobie Cat, Windsurfer etc...all without incident. Hope that helps.The facility contains two laboratories, an indoor wet lab, and a 3000 sq ft hatchery facility. The AUSL hatchery is equipped with a 48 unit temperature induction system for spawning parental brood stocks. The units are designed so that each oyster can be isolated to prevent unintended fertilization of eggs. Twenty-seven 30- gallon cone bottom tanks with associated tank stands are available for larval rearing. The AUSL facility is supplied with seawater from the Gulf of Mexico via twin pipelines with a 10HP Fybroc Series 1600 horizontal self-priming, close-coupled, centrifugal pump capable of flow rates of 275 gpm. AUSL also maintains an identical reserve pump. AUSL has a seawater storage capacity of 12,000 gallons in two 6,000 gallon silo reservoirs. Seawater for larval rearing is filtered to 1 micron by passing through cartridge filters and is then UV sterilized. Multiple refrigerators and freezers are available for storage of shellfish algal diets, oyster sample storage, and chemicals and reagents that need refrigeration.Shellfish also provide important regulating services. Shellfish reefs can protect shorelines from storm surges or waves. They can help stabilize land. By adding structure to what might otherwise be bare mudflat, they increase an area’s habitat complexity, potentially making it more inviting to juvenile fish in search of refuge from predators, or as a haven for other intertidal invertebrates.