Fort Norfolk oyster reef
FORT NORFOLK, Va. -- Geographer Karin Dridge (right) from the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Jessica Grell from Seatack Elementary School in Virginia Beach, add baby oysters to a bag that will be placed in Taylor floats. Grell, a 4th grade science teacher at Seatack Elementary, donated 14,000 baby oysters, or spat. The data compilation by Grell’s fourth grade students began in 2012 and will continue to maintain the and monitor the reef. Twice a year the baby oysters in the floats will be a sufficient size and will then be placed on the breakwater reef.

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