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Dr. Peter Frederick, center, leads a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences research team that has just been awarded an $8.3 million grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to rebuild Lone Cabbage Reef. A restored reef could act to buffer a much larger area of fish and shellfish habitat from negative consequences of sea level rise and climate change.
Oysters given $8.3M to make a comeback

Special to the Cedar Key Beacon

In less than 30 years, 3,000-year-old oyster reefs off Florida’s Big Bend coastline have declined by 88 percent, according to University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers.

For residents who depend on the fishing grounds and other coastal resources protected by these reefs, it’s a worrying trend.

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