the decline of oysters, the restoration efforts
and research being conducted, and explore a reef community, getting up
close and personal with some oyster reef residents.
Oysters have a long
history as an economically important resource worldwide. In the
Chesapeake Bay region oysters have been an important food source...read more...
Hello! My name is, Melissa Karp, and I am a graduate
student at the
Virginia Institute of Marine Science. My research focuses on
quantifying the diversity and abundance of organisms...read more...
Explore an oyster reef and learn about the various
organisms that inhabit oyster reefs ...click here...
Here you can swipe through numerous pictures taken during
the field sampling of restored oyster reefs in the Chesapeake Bay...click here...