is Oyster Reef Communities in the Chesapeake Bay (ORCCB)?
an educational CD ROM based application available for Macintosh
and IBM-compatible personal computers. The software is supported
by full documentation as well as this Internet web site.
information does the CD include?
CD includes three main sections:
Reefs: Community Centers for the Estuary
- includes sections describing oyster biology, reef ecology, reef
habitat structure, reef restoration methods, the historic Chesapeake
oyster fishery, and the relationship of water quality parameters
with oysters and oyster reefs.
Science in Action: Putting the Puzzle Together
- includes sections describing how VIMS fishery scientists make
research plans, collect reef community data and apply the data
to real-life management issues.
Saving Our Bay: The Next Steps -
includes sections describing resources and ways for educators
and members of the general public to learn more about oyster and
oyster reefs in the Bay and become involved in the restoration
was ORCCB developed?
was developed to communicate
the results of ongoing VIMS Molluscan Ecology oyster reef research
and restoration activities to educators and interested members
of the general public.
sponsored ORCCB development?
was sponsored by Virginia's Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund Advisory
Committee, the VIMS Department of Fisheries Science, and Virginia
Sea Grant Program.
is the ORCCB target audience?
1.0 is written for science educators and members of the general
public who are interested in learning more about oyster reefs
and oyster reef restoration efforts in the Chesapeake Bay.
are the main benefits of the ORCCB software?
benefits of the ORCCB software are derived from its approach.
The information is presented in the context of the Chesapeake
Bay ecosystem and the scientific methods used by researchers to
study and manage the system. The importance and relevance of oyster
reefs in the Chespeake Bay are described using text-book style
chapters combined with interactive simulations based on actual
wrote the ORCCB software?
software was written by Juliana Harding (VIMS Department of Fisheries
Science) in collaboration with Roger Mann (VIMS Department of
Fisheries Science) and Vicki Clark (VIMS Marine Advisory Services).
do I order a copy of the ORCCB CD?
ORCCB order form. Fill the order form out
completely. Mail the order form and payment to the address given
on the form. View a CD ORDER FORM.
do I get more information about the ORCCB software?
updates and software information will be posted on this web site
periodically. Specific questions should be sent to Juliana Harding
of Known Software Conflicts
computers running MacOS 8.6: The ORCCB software boots and runs
smoothly. However, the text spacing and alignment on some menu
buttons cause the buttons to be oversized and display improperly.
The problem appears to be directly related to MacOS 8.6 as the
text spacing and display is "normal" on Macintosh computers running
MacOS 7.5 through 8.5.
Software Fixes and Troubleshooting Hints will be posted on this
web site as they become available.