2011/2/28 Category: Conservation News
Jody Palmer, Oyster Restoration Outreach Coordinator, reports in after a day out on the Mosquito Lagoon: What a great day I had working with Dr. Linda Walters, Paul Sacks of UCF, CJ Greene from The Nature Conservancy and half a dozen UCF Undergraduate and Masters students! We spent the day in the Indian River Lagoon collecting data on oyster reefs, both previously restored and natural reefs. With the help of many wild dolpins jumping around our boat and the beautiful sunshine above, we were able to have a very productive day! Astonishing numbers continue to come in showing the success of oyster restoration mats in the lagoon as they provide a habitat to young oysters (called spat-isn't that fun?!). Thanks to our volunteers and partners for making this such a great project and for helping Brevard Zoo put our mission statement of 'Wildlife Conservation through Education and Participation' into action.