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Transplantation of Portuguese Oysters into South African Waters

Nature volume 127, pages 485486 (28 March 1931) | Download Citation



IT is now well known that the accidental loss of a cargo of Portuguese oysters (O. angulata) in the Bay of Arcachon in 1866 resulted in this oyster establishing itself in the locality in a new environment. Arcachon now produces hundreds of millions of O. angulata annually. The possibility of successful transplantation of this species is therefore proved. If an accidental transplantation can be successful, it would appear that deliberate transplantation may be equally successful, provided a careful selection of the ground be made.

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  1. The University, Liverpool.

    • J. H. ORTON


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