Monday, August 3, 2009

Oyster Restoration Success in Virginia

Check out this video and story on an oyster restoration success in the Virginia River.

They are capitalizing on an abundance of free-floating young oysters in the area- swim for two weeks and then settle on to hard surfaces. A luxury we don't yet have. They also used a large amount of fossil shell.

Here is the link to video.

Here is the link to a NYTimes article.

Importantly the area is closed to harvesting.

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