BABY OYSTERS ARE FINALLY GROWING IN RARITAN BAY
December 2, 2017
By John Burton
The Two River Times
N.W.S. EARLE — It may be a little early for handing out cigars, but the New York/New Jersey Baykeeper is happy that oysters appear to have taken to the Raritan Bay.
Scientists working with the environmental organization’s oyster restoration program last week discovered the natural growth of baby oysters on the group’s manmade reefs in the local waterways, Baykeeper announced.
“It’s really exciting. We should be celebrating,” said Meredith Comi, restoration program director for Baykeeper.
Biologically known as spat, the baby oysters were found for the first time at the manmade oyster restoration reef the organization established at the shipping pier at Naval Weapons Station Earle’s Leonardo location, an approximately 2.9-mile-long structure jutting into the Raritan Bay.
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