Norman J. Blake

Norman J. Blake
Norman J. Blake

Retired-Emeritus, Professor
Biological Oceanography
Ph.D., University of Rhode Island, 1972

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Research Interests

The general area of research is marine invertebrate ecology. The laboratory presently focuses on aquaculture of commercially important bivalves, especially the Florida Bay Scallop. The shellfish hatchery in the college is the only hatchery in Florida dedicated to the aquaculture of bay scallops. The larvae produced are utilized by graduate students for thesis and dissertation research as well as for restoring bay scallop populations to the west coast of Florida. Other research interests involve bivalve histopathology, reproductive control mechanisms, and human health and safety issues involving marine bivalves.