Research ProjectChesapeake Reefs

  • Choptank River oyster reef

    Restored oyster reef in Harris Creek, Maryland

  • Boat planting oysters in the river

    Oyster restoration in the South River, Maryland

  • Two researchers looking at computer screen

    Recording ARIS sonar images in Harris Creek, Maryland

  • Scuba diver with bag of oysters

    Sampling oysters in Chesapeake Bay

Project Goal

To understand the structure and function of oyster reef ecosystems and evaluate the effects of restoration, harvest and sanctuaries.