Undergraduate Research Fellowship students investigate reducing the spread of invasive European green crab larvae

This summers Undergraduate Research Fellowship recipients, are Rebecca Waines and Chelsea Bennett, 2018 Fall Program  Alumni and University of Victoria students. Rebecca and Chelsea returned this summer to conduct follow-up research inspired by their Fall Semester Directed Studies project.

Working with Nova Harvest, they investigated several methods for removing unwanted crab larvae from oyster seed.  Hopefully, their results will help aquaculture facilities minimize the risk of spreading the invasive European Green Crab (Carcinus maenas) when shipping oyster seed to new farms and markets.

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