|Oyster Restoration Projects||contact: Jeff Halka (email@example.com)|
A key task in restoring
the Chesapeake Bay's oyster population is finding appropriate locations to plant
oyster spat and place materials on which spat will grow. Oyster will
grow on almost any stationary hard surface (substrate) and in a variety of aquatic
environments. However, a commercially sustainable oyster population requires
optimal growing conditions, including appropriate growing surfaces, suitable water
quality and low sedimentation rates.
and Estuarine Geology program participates in several oyster
restoration projects around the Chesapeake Bay, including the Poplar
Island Environmental Restoration Project and the Oyster
Bed Mapping Project. This
work will lead to a more thorough understanding of bay bottom
conditions and how they affect the
and health of oyster populations in tidewater Maryland.
|Oyster Restoration Projects Technology Overview|