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lurida could be due to predation by oyster drills, and up to 32% of O.
The company already controlled oyster drills with its suction dredge mounted on a barge.
Both were treated with Polystream to control oyster drills which had been destroying most oysters planted on them.
Southern oyster drills are often buried in soft-sediment habitats adjacent to oyster reefs, and venture toward reefs to forage, after which they return to the soft sediments and rebury themselves as a refuge from predators and harsh abiotic conditions (Butler 1985, Hughes 1986).
If the potential for predation is factored into the equation, the probability for success would be in favor of Whitehouse Reef over Dauphin Island because the middle part of the bay experiences the variations in salinity because of location and vertical height that are required to reduce the impact of oyster drills (Noble et al.
Distribution and abundance of oyster drills were determined at 30 sites spanning four habitat types (Pacific oyster reefs, aquaculture, open mud, cultch pile) in Willapa Bay between 2001 and 2006 (Table 1).
Oyster drills were present in high abundance at Sand Reef (Gregalis and Powers, unpub, data) and were likely responsible for the large numbers of dead spat.
Ecological studies on the oyster drill, Urosalpinx cinerea, in Delaware Bay, with notes on the associated drill, Eupleura caudata and with practical consideration of control methods.
Seasonal vertical movements of oyster drills (Urosalpinx cinerea).
Oyster drills, [Urosalpinx cinerea (Say, 1822) and Eupleura caudata (Say, 1822)], preyed extensively on seed oysters on private beds and they prevented public oyster beds from expanding to locations where salinities were >15-18 0/00 in about all East Coast States.
Similarly, higher predation rates caused by oyster drills were observed in the Apalachicola Bay by Livingston et al.