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Great Wicomico Relief Reef Project
US Army Corps of Engineers & Virginia Institute of Marine Science

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District has successfully built a sanctuary oyster reef on the Great Wicomico River in Virginia.
FROM: YouTube.com - Native Oyster Restoration

Underwater videography was conducted using a remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) to capture real-time video footage of the USACE Great Wicomico River restored oyster reefs. This video clip shows unrestored bottom (00:00:00 00:00:20), low-relief reefs (00:00:21 00:01:25), and high-relief reefs (00:01:26 00:02:59), as well as transitions between each reef type. Note the ring of pseudo-feces produced by an actively filtering oyster on a high-relief reef (00:02:33). The predicted trajectory of the low-relief reefs (00:03:00 00:03:30) is a return to an unrestored bottom state. In contrast, the high-relief reefs (00:03:31 00:04:27) are predicted to persist and thrive. The ROV footage is made possible by Commonwealth Pro- Dive, Inc.; The compilation was created by Virginia Institute of Marine Science graduate student Russell Burke. For more information visit http://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/tall_reefs.php
FROM: YouTube.com - Great Wicomico Oyster Reefs


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