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The oyster shells will sink to the bottom where natural spat (oyster larvae) will attach to the surface of the hard shells, eventually creating a bed of mature oysters.
May 5, 2021

NOAA CRP Project #3006
"Creation of Oyster Reefs"

Mississippi Department of Marine Resources,
Biloxi, Mississippi

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Photo by Mississippi Dept of Marine Resources