Restoring North Carolina Oyster Beds

A U.S. Fleet Forces Command-sponsored video production highlights the creation of an oyster reef habitat – 880 concrete reef ball structures placed in the Long Shoal Oyster Sanctuary in Pamlico Sound, N.C.

Within a few months, young oysters (called spat) began to colonize the new reef, expanding the oyster sanctuary system.

The “Stewards of the Sea: Defending Freedom, Protecting the Environment” outreach program is designed to showcase the Navy’s efforts to monitor and mitigate the potential environmental effects of activities without jeopardizing the safety of our Sailors or impacting military readiness.

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Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command