This week oysters from 3 sites across Puget Sound will be outplanted. This very large reciprocal transplant experiment will test for a home field advantage in survival, maturation and growth in Olympia oysters. The overall goals of this project are to increase our knowledge of local adaptation in Olympia oysters to address concerns that interbreeding between potentially maladapted cultured and wild stocks could negatively impact wild populations.

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Olympia Oyster Outplanting