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Chesapeake Bay habitat gets boost from local reef ball build

Date Posted: 2018-06-11
Source: York Dispatch

The Society for Marketing Professional Services hosts a reef ball build event to construct concrete reef balls for deployment into the Chesapeake Bay.

 

The reef balls will help create a clean water, oyster-friendly habitat by becoming hosts to oyster spat (larvae) that will grow into dense clusters of oyster.

"Oysters are a filter feeder so in ideal conditions an adult oyster can filter up to 50 gallons of water a day, so the end result is a cleaner water and a healthier bay," said Sarah Boynton, associate director of corporate and foundation relations for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. 

Not only will the reef balls help the oysters, the structures will become home to an assortment of bay life.

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