Technical Bulletin No. 0201: Factors Influencing the Development of Pacific Oyster Larvae in 48-hour Bioassays of Spent Sulfite Liquor

This report summarizes the results of bioassays conducted to determine the effects of the quality of gametes, temperature, salinity, water sources, season, and year on the development of the Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas Thunberg) larvae in the absence and in the presence of spent sulfite liquor (SSL). These bioassays were conducted at the Yaquina  Bay laboratories of the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, during 1964 and 1965.