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Dep head of bay oyster project jam bay task force november 2016

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Update on the Oyster restoration project seeking to discover whether oyster spat will settle on substrate below hanging oyster cages in Jamaica Bay

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Dep head of bay oyster project jam bay task force november 2016

  1. 1. 1 DEP Oyster Restoration Research Project Head of Bay, Jamaica Bay John McLaughlin Managing Director, Office of Ecosystem Services, Green Infrastructure and Research Jamaica Bay Task Force Meeting November 16, 2016
  2. 2. 2 • Initial Site Surveys and Mapping o Bottom Type o Benthic Community Analysis Characterize Project Area
  3. 3. 3 Hydrodynamics (ADCP)
  4. 4. 4 Oyster Nursery • Oyster Aquaculture • 900 foot longline • 300 Cages • 50,000 Oysters
  5. 5. 5 Oyster Nursery
  6. 6. 6 Oyster Nursery
  7. 7. 7 Oyster Beds Four Reefs (10m x 50m) Reef Base Construction o 700 yards of clean clam shells o 180 yards of porcelain o 50 yards of oyster shells Reef height ranges from 6” to 2’
  8. 8. 8 700 CY’s of Clam Shell
  9. 9. 9 Reuse of Crushed Porcelain
  10. 10. 10 Construction
  11. 11. 11 Construction
  12. 12. 12 Monitoring • Reef Monitoring (2017 and 2018) o Diver Quadrat Sampling o Oyster Tong Sampling • Settlement - Spat Collectors (2016, 2017, 2018) o 30 sites o No recruitment on Spat Collectors in 2016 • Oyster Condition and Disease (2016, 2017,2018) • Fluorometry (2017, 2018)

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