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Chris Moore

Lafayette reef shows that if you build it, oysters will come along just fine

Near the mouth of Norfolk’s Lafayette River last July, a crane lifted a load of crushed concrete off a barge and released it into the water. Five boats bobbed in the waves, each full of volunteers and federal, state and local officials. Together, they tipped orange bushel baskets overboard, planting oysters on top of the recently placed concrete.

The group of 75 people was...

About Chris Moore

Chris Moore is the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s senior regional ecosystem scientist.

 

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