Oysters in the Environment
Learn about some aspects of the Eastern Oyster biology and ecology in the Chesapeake Bay.
Oyster Anatomy Laboratory
Study the external and internal anatomy of this fascinating mollusk virtually and in the laboratory.
Hunting for Hemocytes
Learn how to harvest hemolymph and isolate blood cells from the Eastern Oyster.
Perform a live filtering experiment and watch how the oyster is able to filter materials from the environment and selectively process them as food or pseudofeces.
Teacher Resources (5E)
Information on how these lesson are integrated into the Maryland State Department of Education 5E format.
Download the lessons:
anatlab.sit (mac stuffit file, ~6.8 MB)
anatlab.zip (pc zip file, ~6.8 MB)
Quicktime movies used in some of the lessons:
oysmov.zip (pc zip file, ~ 15.1MB)
oysmov.sit (mac stuffit file, ~ 14.8MB)
Last update 02/26/10