South Sound Science: Question from the at home audience

Jeanette Dorner from the Nisqually Tribe emailed in a question from Jennifer Ruesink’s presentation:

Did Jennifer from UW have any conclusions about the impact of aquaculture on South Sound health?  Or is she still investigating the question?

John Konvsky, who followed Jennifer’s presnation a lot closer than I did, was able to reply:

…her research goes the other way, its the impact of land management and land use on oysters, not the impact of oysters on the ecosystem. She did raise the possibility at the end that the removal of Pacific oysters from Totten Inlet is keeping Totten within the carrying capacity for nutrients.