New research shows oyster reefs grow at a rate that would out-pace projected sea level rise, offering a new way to protect shorelines from erosion as well as create fish habitat, clean the water, and provide tasty treats for people to eat.
NGSS Performance Expectation: Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
- Why is sea level rising?
- How do oysters prevent damage from rising sea level?
- What is the 'Goldilocks' condition for oyster reefs?
- What do oysters eat?
- How fast do oysters grow?
- Should governments pay people to restore oyster reefs?