One acre of the restored Shoal Creek reef in Virginia could remove 543 pounds of nitrogen in a year.
|Researchers place trays of various oyster densities on a reef in a seaside intertidal zone of Virginia’s Eastern Shore. (Karl Blankenship)
|On the intertidal zone of the seaside, the oysters are exposed above the water for a portion of each day, then inundated as the tide comes up. (Karl Blankenship)