Oyster Restoration Efforts Take Root in NY

Scientists are trying to rejuvenate the oyster population in six sites in the New York region. Their efforts aren’t for human consumption, but rather for the oyster’s place in the ecosystem, according to an article on lohud.com.

The sites were seeded with artificially raised oysters in 2010.

This summer and fall marks the last time the stocked oysters, their offspring and any wild oysters that joined up will be measured and monitored. The two-year-long undertaking has been a battle with currents, boat wakes and water chemistry.

But the results could help others to replenish New York’s waters with the once-prolific mollusk including restoring oysters beneath the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

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