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Bivalve Biology: Cracking the Shell

Authors: Chris Davis, Maya Pelletier, Dale Leavitt, and Anne Langston Noll

Editors: Sydney Avena

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Acknowledgements
The learning modules displayed on this website were originally developed as supplemental iBooks for the Aquaculture in Shared Waters curriculum with funding from the Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center, USDA Rural Development, and National Science Foundation award #11A-1355457 to Maine EPSCoR at the University of Maine.

 

The Aquaculture in Shared Waters program prepares fishermen, and other working waterfront users, to start an aquaculture venture. The project builds on successful and innovative early programming by the Maine Aquaculture Association. Program partners include the Maine Aquaculture Association; Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center; Coastal Enterprises, Inc; Maine Sea Grant; and the Maine Aquaculture Hub.

 

Recent updates to module content and transfer to a web-based platform was supported by the Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center with funding from (a) the Economic Development Agency award to Maine Technology Institute for the Seafood Economic Accelerator for Maine (SEA Maine), (b) the Department of Education, and (c) a NOAA Sea Grant award to Maine Sea Grant for the Maine Aquaculture Hub. These modules have been redesigned as stand-alone content that can be used free of charge in aquaculture training courses such as Aquaculture in Shared Waters. Credit should be given to original authors and editors when modules are used.