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Sarasota County Water Atlas


Oysters are of great interest to ecosystem scientists, owing to their value as a water quality indicator and their significant role in the estuarine food web. Apparent decline in oyster population has prompted restoration projects throughout the eastern United States and valuable information has been gathered as a result of those efforts. The resources listed below are intended to help you better understand the eastern oyster's life cycle, its importance to water quality and the environment, and the current state of knowledge about oyster restoration techniques.

Oyster Habitat Monitoring

Oyster Habitat Restoration