A rapid survey method for native blue mud shrimp (Upogebia pugettensis) and its associated parasitic isopod, Orthione griffenis, in Alsea Bay, Oregon and alternative applications of this methodology


This paper is to partially fulfill the requirements for my Masters of Science degree in Marine Resource Management from Oregon State University. This research was focused on developing: a new rapid-survey methodology to assess declining populations of an intertidal burrowing mud shrimp, and translating the methods used into a suitable 7th grade math and science curriculum.