Oyster Reef Research

An oyster cluster brought up during the September 2022 research dive

Through a grant from Chesapeake Bay Trust, Severn River Association set out to perform research on the oyster reefs that received plantings in 2021. The goal was to assess whether the locations were suitable and provide a thriving atmosphere for the oysters; determine if the oysters planted were reproducing; and general health of the reefs. During the summer we partnered with Black Girls Dive in Baltimore to execute sound truthing and sonar confirmation of the oyster locations. And just this September, SRA sent down 2 divers to bring up a sample of oysters from different spots on the reef. A summary of our final results are coming soon.

Thank you Chesapeake Bay Trust