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Shellfish Guidance - Tampa Bay

Shellfish Guidance - Tampa Bay

Tampa Vay
Concentration of V. parahaemolyticus cells in Tampa Bay Oysters

Vp Concentration in Tampa Bay Oysters at Harvest

Vibrio parahaemolyticus concentrations in oysters harvested from waters of Tampa Bay are related to the temperature and salinity. This product uses the Tampa Bay Operational Forecast System to force a statistical model (USFDA 2005) to predict expected concentrations of Vp at the time of harvest. Daily average predictions are provided for the previous 5 days, current day, and out to 48 hrs in the future.

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As a work in progress, current Vibrio models displayed here are considered experimental products, and thus NOAA will not be held liable from issues arising from their interpretation and use.