Living Shoreline Project – Cedar Key Nature Coast Biological Station

Source: http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/ncbs/2019/08/12/ncbs-oyster-habitat-project-update/?fbclid=IwAR0AjolYJaIkbGKGY1htstJrsQGHZYQKwkjSf3mtHziMoTfxY2-_YBWkkno

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.

Reef ball barnacle and oyster coverage - inner surface

Please follow the link above for the full article on the first year.