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Workers Placing Oyster Shell at Restoration Site

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Workers Placing Oyster Shell at Restoration Site

Picture by: NOAA Fisheries Picture taken on: September 3rd, 2010

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Loca experts, hired specifically to help with this oyster restoration, place bags of oyster shell to help build an oyster reef off the coast of Bayou LaBatre, AL. 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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