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Oyster Reef Restoration in Alabama

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Oyster Reef Restoration in Alabama

Picture by: NOAA Fisheries Picture taken on: April 23rd, 2010

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A submerged breakwater reef was created along two stretches of shoreline, protecting more than 18 acres of habitat for submerged aquatic vegetation and creating almost two acres of oyster reef. When all is said and done, the submerged reefs will protect more than a mile of coastal habitat by reflecting erosive wave energy away from the shoreline, unlike traditional erosion protection structures that contribute to habitat loss.

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