Oyster reef restoration: effect of alternative substrates on oyster recruitment and nekton habitat use

@article{George2014OysterRR,
  title={Oyster reef restoration: effect of alternative substrates on oyster recruitment and nekton habitat use},
  author={Lindsey Marie George and Kevin de Santiago and Terence A. Palmer and J. Beseres Pollack},
  journal={Journal of Coastal Conservation},
  year={2014},
  volume={19},
  pages={13-22}
}
Eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica) in Gulf of Mexico estuaries create complex reefs and provide important habitat for fish and crustaceans. [...] Key Method We used field experiments to quantify the effects of substrate type (concrete, porcelain, limestone, river rock, and oyster shell) on oyster recruitment, growth, and nekton habitat use in St. Charles Bay, TX. After 4 months, oyster spat recruitment density, nekton density and community structure were similar across substrate types—and analogous to…Expand

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