Reef Structure Alternative Project

Oyster Reef

Restoration of oyster populations is a high priority for environmental managers in New Hampshire, and many other coastal states. This project seeks to determine the most effective approaches with respect to reef size and placement for restoration of natural reefs. It will address the general ecological debate regarding Single Large or Several Small (SLOSS) reefs with respect to reef development success. Ray Grizzle and Dave Burdick are the principal investigators. (Funded by USEPA/NH Estuaries Project; 2004-2006.)

Granite Bases

Construction of granite bases for Adams Point experimental reefs


Young Oysters

Young oysters (1-month old spat) set on concrete/granite rock and used to "seed" Adams Point experimental reefs