Story: Aquaculture

Oyster spat

Oysters are known as broadcast spawners, releasing quantities of spat (sperm and eggs) into the water when temperatures begin to rise. This video shows rock oysters releasing spat as a milky plume into the water.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Aquaculture - Oysters and scallops', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/4758/oyster-spat (accessed 20 November 2019)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006