Lynnhaven River System
Dr. Russell Burke's Virginia Institute of Marine Science Dissertation:
Alternative Substrates as a Native Oyster Reef Restoration Strategy in the Chesapeake Bay.
The results of Dr. Burke's dissertation demonstrated conclusively that reefs were constructed of shell and alternative materials were extremely effective in native oyster restoration in intertidal and sub-tidal habitats; even in the high-salinity waters of Chesapeake Bay where disease was thought to be insurmountable. Consequently, alternative reef structures, including living shoreline reefs, should be integrated into a comprehensive strategy to achieve successful native oyster restoration in the Chesapeake Bay.
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