Oyster Restoration Video

See what CBF's oyster restoration specialists and volunteers are up to and hear what people are saying about our programs. Browse our selection of news and YouTube videos.

May 6, 2014

Reef Balls: Restoring the Chesapeake's Oyster Reefs

On May 6, 2014, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation organized an expedition to investigate the Somerset Oyster Sanctuary restoration site in Tangier Sound. Researchers made a remarkable discovery.

In 2003, the Maryland Environmental Service began a novel approach to restore the Chesapeake Bay's lost oyster reef structure. Large concrete reef balls, on which baby oyster "spat" were set, were lowered into three areas designated as oyster sanctuaries by Maryland's General Assembly. This expedition investigated one of those sanctuaries.

Find out more about reef balls and CBF's oyster restoration program.

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July 19, 2012

Reef Balls Installed to Boost Oysters

CBF and Elizabeth River Project place 36 oyster reef balls in the Lafayette River. This is part of a project for placing 400 reef balls near the Grandy Street and Willow Wood Bridges.

Find out more about CBF's partnership with the Elizabeth River Project.

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