Researchers in Puerto Rico are seeding the Condado Lagoon with native oysters in a pilot project aimed at improving the quality of water.
This September 2013 video is called EPA Region 2 Administrator visits the Oyster Project of the Condado Lagoon.
From Caribbean Business:
Oysters deployed to clean PR lagoon
By CB Online Staff
Some four dozen baskets each packed with roughly 100 live oysters were “planted” in two feet of water at three strategic spots in the lagoon on Thursday as the San Juan Bay Estuary Program research effort got under way.
The yearlong experiment in the heart of the San Juan tourism district is the first of its kind in the Caribbean, but similar projects in the Gulf of Mexico and off New York have shown that oysters are effective in cleaning pollutants and improving water clarity.
“This works. Oysters are biological filters and the results have…
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