Oysters… Maybe Not Just for People

Researchers in Virginia want to determine whether blue crabs and finfish have a hankering for oysters. The Virginia Institute of Marine Science plans to use a high-tech camera system this summer to monitor blue crabs and other predators feeding on oysters. The Daily Press reports that the study’s findings could bolster efforts to rebuild oyster reefs in the bay. The cameras will be placed in the York, Piankatank, Lynnhaven and Great Wicomico Rivers.