Tampa - Oysters are more
than just for eating! We all know that nature has a way of
protecting itself, (most of the time,) but with a little bit of help
from some very special volunteers, our friendly, and very tasty
mollusks are now being used to reclaim some of the beaches in Tampa
that are simply washing away. In order to make that task come true,
some special oyster condos have been invented.
tech homes create a friendly environment for the oysters to live in.
In a mere few weeks, these oyster Reef
will become completely
covered, leaving a natural bank of beach-saving shellfish. To make
things even better, the oysters will act as natural filters to help
clean up Tampa Bay.
The deployment of the oyster domes was
done by some local heroes; members of the US Air Force at MacDill.
They placed hundred of the aquatic houses along the western shores
at MacDill in conjunction with the Department of Fish and Wildlife,
and the non-profit group Tampa Bay Watch. With more on this unique