OSU-oyster-survival

Oregon State University researchers recently discovered that oyster larvae survival rates were significantly boosted by treating them with specific combinations of probiotics. (Photo by Oregon State University)

Oyster larvae survival rates were significantly boosted by treating them with specific combinations of probiotics, Oregon State University researchers found in a recent study.

With only a one-time application, the probiotics also boosted larval growth, metamorphosis and settlement, meaning that in addition to more oysters surviving past the larvae stage, they also fared better at transitioning to juveniles and anchoring to shells and other surfaces.

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