Videos

This two-year monitoring and assessment program allows for evaluation of water quality and seed health in hatcheries and nurseries, which is important to seed production facilities. A comprehensive evaluation of a broad range of abiotic and biotic factors in hard clam seed production facilities will allow hatchery and nursery operators to make informed management decisions to improve seed health and increase production. Hatchery and nursery operators will be provided with access to information, protocols, tools, and resources to implement their own health management program. These videos are instructional and offers a review of instrument suppliers and equipment used.

All workshop and informational videos can be found on the UF/IFAS Shellfish Aquaculture Extension   YouTube channel.

Handheld Equipment

https://youtu.be/aX5qPfNiDF8

Handheld Salinity Refractometer
2022

https://youtu.be/JmlW9i6cFV4

Oakton™ Handheld pH Meter
2022

https://youtu.be/-EOUNmQe_ms

Saltwater Aquarium
Alkalinity Colorimeter

2022

PINPOINT® II
Oxygen Monitor

2022

Phytoplankton Sampling

https://youtu.be/ubACs5LOZO8

Surface Grab
2022

https://youtu.be/w_5fqXhfl7I

Preserving Sample
2022

Continuous Loggers

In this study, Onset dataloggers were used to collect continuous water quality monitoring data of salinity, dissolved oxygen, and pH. To learn more about logger calibration, operation, and data download visit: https://shellfish.ifas.ufl.edu/clam-seed-project-2020-22/clam-seed-videos-onset/

Nutrient Sampling

Nitrogen
2022

Calcium
2022

Bacteriological

Sample Locations
2022

Plate Streaking
2022

Plate Reading
2022

Seed Health