Oyster Restoration - Fall 2023 Baby Oyster Count
The Nature Conservancy & UNH Jackson Estuarine Labratory
Monday, September 25, 2023 • 2:00pm–4:00pm
Thursday, September 28, 2023 • 10:00am–12:00pm
Thursday, September 28, 2023 • 2:00pm–4:00pm
Thursday, October 5, 2023 • 10:00am–12:00pm
85 Adams Point Rd
Durham, NH 03824
About the Event
Please join us to help count baby oysters as part of a local restoration project! We have several small cages filled with oyster shells that have oyster spat (baby oysters) attached to them. These baby oysters lived at volunteer sites around Great Bay for 2 months this summer where they grew protected from predators.
We need your help to count and measure oyster spat from these cages to get an idea of how many oysters there are per cage and which ones grew best. Once we collect all the data we need, these oysters will be placed on a carefully chosen restoration area in Great Bay where they can continue to grow and help filter the water in the estuary.