Oyster Culture with Reference to Dredging Operations in South Carolina. Part 1 and The Effects of the Flooding of the Santee River in April 1936 on Oysters in the Cape Romain Area of South Carolina. Part 2,
CORPS OF ENGINEERS CHARLESTON SC CHARLESTON DISTRICT
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Part I Contents Mortality of Oysters wtih references to Dredging Operations Spawning and Setting of Oysters with reference to Dredging Operations Observations on Weights of Oyster Meats with reference to Dredging Operations Oyster Culture wtih reference to Spoil Disposal. One of the contractors engaged in maintenance dredging of the Intercoastal Waterway found it convenient to postpone operations in Bullyard Sound until towards the last of the work. The postponement of dredging from February to June was ideal from a standpoint of oyster investigation. The adjoining sections had been dredged and investigations made during the winter months, as have been shown previously in this report under the Dewees-Capers section. Since marine life generally shows a decided increased in activity when the water temperature increases, it was felt that during the summer months the oysters might realize a mortality from dredging not experienced during the winter months. Therefore, the opportunity to study the same oyster beds at two different seasons of the year was welcomed.