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Determination of Microalgal Concentration by Use of Turbidity Measurement

FR466/FOR395by Huiping Yang and Jayme C. YeeMarch 27th, 2023The goal of this study was to develop a rapid assessment of microalgal concentration using a turbidity meter to serve commercial shellfish hatcheries for feeding shellfish larvae and broodstock. We used four commonly used algal species, Tetraselmis suecica, Isochrysis galbana, Chaetoceros calcitrans, and Chaetoceros gracilis, generating serial dilutions of each and measuring cell concentrations and turbidity of each sample. We identified linear correlations between cell concentration and turbidity and established standard equations between cell concentration and turbidity for each species. We sampled and quantified algae from a shellfish hatchery using these equations and compared hemocytometer counts. No differences were found (P = 0.174), indicating the accuracy of the equations. We expect that this method can provide a quick, accurate, easy method for shellfish hatcheries to quantify algal concentration and avoid either over- or underfeeding larvae and broodstock. 

Molluscan Shellfish Aquaculture and Production

FA191/FA191 by Huiping Yang, Leslie N. Sturmer, and Shirley BakerMarch 4th, 2019

Preparation, Safe Handling, and Nutritional Value of Blue Crab: A Seafood Delicacy

SG078/SGEF120 by Donald E. Sweat and Razieh FarzadApril 25th, 2022This document provides basic information regarding the preparation, safe handling, and nutritional value of blue crab for seafood consumers. Written by Donald E. Sweat and Razieh Farzad; published by the UF/IFAS Food Science and Human Nutrition Department; 3 pp.

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