Creating Habitat at the Turnbull Shoreline
The first of the few hundred oyster reefballs were placed today. These particular reefballs will be used to establish marsh as well as provide habitat. Thank you to partners and funders: Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Chesapeake Bay Trust, Anne Arundel County Watershed Protection and Restoration Program, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Coastal Conservation Association MarylandPosted by Arundel Rivers Federation on Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Research is what helps up gain an understanding. This project was planned for 5 groupings of Reef Balls, to monitor oyster recuritment. It started with students helping deploy the project, it has survived storms and seems to be doing it job. The Reef Balls are various heights and configured sometimes with larger ones forward of smaller ones.
I found it interesting the results on recruitment of oysters internally. Many living shoreline projects you material that is only looking at a single surface area. I have encouraged over the past 10 years researching in a cubic meter, three dementionally. It is great to see the published results on this project.
Please follow the link above for the full article on the first year.
For years I have been attempting to get homeowners to get excited and place suspended Reef Ball’s under their docks. Now it look like a company is also excited about the idea. Please Read the article.
I’m not surprised are you? This is a great article if you wonder if you can see fish and Reef Balls on your fish finder.