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Giant man-made reef ready to revive Australia’s native oyster

Australia’s current largest shellfish reef restoration project hit the news this week!

The 20-hectare (50 acre) reef in the waters of Gulf St Vincent in South Australia is the first of what is hoped to be five major reef projects in the state to revive wild populations of the almost extinct Ostrea angasi native mud oyster.

The article, published in South Australia’s The Lead on Tuesday showcases the project and the hard work by the team to date to get the program of works up and running.

Read more about the project and the news article here:

http://theleadsouthaustralia.com.au/environment/giant-man-made-reef-ready-to-revive-australias-native-oyster/

A barge building the 20ha reef off of Ardrossan in South Australia last month. Picture: Adam Bolton, Maritime Constructions, courtesy of The Lead

Posted on 12th Oct 2018

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