Volunteers empty bags of juvenile oysters into the wild as part of a "remote
set" restoration project. During a remote set, oyster seed attaches to old
shell that has been bagged in mesh and placed into hatchery tanks. Once
viable, the bags of old shell are moved to the area where oyster restoration
is most needed and released. With the support of Woods Hole Sea Grant,
natural resource managers are increasingly turning to remote set to improve
their restoration efforts.
(Photo by Diane Murphy, WHSG and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension)