This directory provides contact information for the people, agencies and organizations that are involved in research, education, leasing, growing, restoration and management of oysters in North Carolina.


Dr. Chris Finelli

Name: Dr. Chris Finelli
Affiliation: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Title: Associate Professor and Chair
Phone: 910.962.3487

Dr. Finelli's current research concerns the interaction between the organism and its physical environment at different spatial scales. His research seeks to answer questions about physiology, behavior and ecology by examining a variety of habitats and species. Dr. Finelli's most recent research includes; bio irrigation of sedimentary environments by burrowing shrimp, photosynthesis in corals, and chemosensory of blue crabs and other invertebrates and planktivory by coral reef fishes.

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