|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 7 Oct 2011 17:47:50 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] BIOTA: Oysters at Earle Naval Weapons Station (NJ)|
Modest start for tiny oysters in Raritan Bay Written by Kirk Moore My Central Jersey October 7, 2011It's a modest start, but 3,600 tiny oysters hanging in nets off the pier at Naval Weapons Station Earle could be the pathfinders that show how to re-establish oyster reefs in Raritan Bay, researchers said Thursday.
"It would signal to us that the water here can support oysters for longer term survival," said Beth Ravit, a Rutgers University professor working on oyster restoration with the NY/NJ Baykeeper program.
"We're talking about restoring more than oysters. We're talking about restoring a habitat type," said Frank Steimle, a biologist retired from the federal fisheries laboratory at Sandy Hook and now a volunteer with Baykeeper.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.mycentraljersey.com/article/20111007/NJNEWS/310070038/ Modest-start-for-tiny-oysters-in-Raritan-Bay
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