A marine biologist is trying to restore lost reefs in the waters off south-east Queensland, by supplying locals with bags of native oysters. Ben Diggles from Restore Pumicestone Passage said the area used to have large sub-tidal reefs, but many had been lost through urban development and increased sedimentation of the waterways.
He now wants to create replica reefs around Pumicestone Passage, just north of Brisbane, populated with native oysters beds to help improve water quality.
“We’ve got around 30 oyster gardens at Bribie Island at the moment working on this program and it’s the first one in Australia,” he said.
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