With 85% of the world’s oyster reefs having already been lost, and with more being threatened, restoration is critical. Many of those efforts center around what’s left in your basket when you leave the raw bar. Every part of the oyster is valuable. Oyster reef provides shelter for various fish, crab, and snail species, many of which we eat. Thankfully, people like the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance staff and volunteers are doing the hard work of collecting shells and putting them back to work for the reef.
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