Restoration of Eelgrass and Shellfish Habitats in the Great Bay Estuary

Funded by USDA/Natural Resource Conservation Service; 2005-20080 this project is part of the NRCS Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program (WHIP) and is aimed at implementing multispecies restoration of estuarine habitat consisting mainly of shellfish and eelgrass. David Burdick, Ray Grizzle, Fred Short and Gregg Moore are the principal investigators.

Ray Grizzle
Phone: (603) 862-5130

Ship tracks showing bottom areas imaged with towed, underwater video and classified based on relative shell densities.
Classified bottom map showing distribution of oyster shell densities (no live oysters were observed); note three major areas where "shell bottom" occurs