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Oysters key in shellfish reef conservation project

Hundreds of thousands of oysters will be spread on the sea floor near Geelong under a major project aimed at restoring shellfish reefs.

The Nature Conservancy is focusing its rehabilitation efforts on Wilson Spit, which is south of Avalon, and a site off St Kilda.

The group has started works on stage two of its Australian-first program, which will see divers place 300,000 juvenile oysters on manually built beds of locally-sourced limestone.

The full media article can be read here.

Posted on 25th Feb 2017

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