Dermowatch: A web-based approach for managing Perkinsus marinus disease of oysters
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A web site called Dermo Watch (www.blueblee.com/dermo) has been established to help manage Perkinsus marinus (= Dermocystidium marinum) disease of eastern oysters, Crassostrea virginica. The main page provides the most recent data for nine stations in Galveston Bay, Texas. Data include water temperature (T) and salinity (S), weighted incidence (WI) and percent infection, and estimated time to a critical level of disease (t sub(Crit)). Archived historical data for each site is available from the main page and via a map of the Bay. With a utility called the Dermo Calculator, the web site is useful wherever Dermo disease is found. The Dermo Calculator allows anyone with information on water T and S, oyster length (L), and initial WI of disease to calculate a t sub(Crit). A prototype utility has also been developed that uses real-time values for water T and S from a fixed monitoring station. The utility requires input of the time period of interest and L; it returns, in graphical form, a time course of T, S and t sub(Crit). More frequent values of T and S permit more frequent estimates of t sub(Crit) and should increase the reliability of the model
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Dermowatch: A new tool for managing Perkinsus marinus disease in Eastern Oysters, Crassostrea virginica Soniat TM; Kortright EV; Ray SM (, 2000 200)A website called DermoWatch has been established (www.blueblee.com/dermo) to track the progression of Perkinsus marinus (= Dermocystidium marinum) in Galveston Bay and allow users from other locations to also calculate a ...
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Ray SM; Soniat TM (, 2003 200)DermoWatch is a web site (www.blueblee.com/dermo), a monitoring program and an online community for the management of the oyster parasite, Perkinsus marinus. The web site contains an embedded model, which calculates a time ...