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1979

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A Report To The Oyster Industry Of Virginia On The Biology And Management Of The Cownose Ray (Rhinoptera Bonasus, Mitchill) In Lower Chesapeake Bay, John V. Merriner, Joseph W. Smith Aug 1979

A Report To The Oyster Industry Of Virginia On The Biology And Management Of The Cownose Ray (Rhinoptera Bonasus, Mitchill) In Lower Chesapeake Bay, John V. Merriner, Joseph W. Smith

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The purpose of this report is to: (1) suggest reasons for the recently observed cownose ray predation on Rappahannock River oyster beds and the apparent increased abundance of the ray, and (2) recommend short- and long-term methods to control and/or manage cownose ray predation on commercially important sh1ellfish beds.