The Effects of Natural and Restored Oyster Reefs on Water Quality Project

Nannie Island

This project is focused on various ecological processes associated with restored and natural oyster reefs. It will provide information that will complement other ongoing programs aimed at better understanding the ecology and restoration of the eastern oyster in Great Bay. (Funded by NOAA's National Estuarine Research Reserve, Graduate Research Fellowship Program; awarded to Mark Capone, 2005-2007.)

Nannie Island

Nannie Island restoration/study site



In situ fluorometer measuring seston uptake over a restored reef (Nannie Island)


Mark Holding Oysters

Mark displaying 2 year old oysters from a restored reef


Oyster Shells

Oyster shell from 2 areas in Great Bay showing the difference in algal fouling between sites