Duke Nicholas School – Building an Oyster Reef

I felt a little silly as I searched my closet for gloves and a winter hat. Sure, it was December, but I lived in Florida. Only the weekend before I had been sweating in temperatures that had reached nearly 80 degrees, and now I was layering long underwear, sweatshirts and jackets. The sun may have…

Coastal Angler – Volunteers Build Oyster Reefs in Choctawhatchee Bay

Photo used with permission from the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance. Thigh-deep in the warm, brackish water of the Choctawhatchee Bay, volunteers stood in straight lines. Their arm-lengths connected a barge loaded down with bagged oyster shells to a partially completed oyster reef in Marina Cove, Niceville. Moving as one, volunteers from the barge handed off mesh…