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  • Employees and volunteers in personal flotation devices unload oyster shell from a boat.
    Information icon USFWS employees and volunteers offloading bags of shell for the oyster reef project. Photo by Sandee Dawdy, Pelican Island NWR volunteer.

    Oyster reef project designed to aid pelican island

    March 10, 2017 | 3 minute read

    Dozens of people got their feet wet in the Indian River Lagoon on February 28 while building an oyster reef breakwater at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge in Vero Beach, Florida. The reef is designed to prevent further erosion of iconic Pelican Island, which has already decreased in size by 60 percent from its original 5.5 acres. Over a span of about six hours, staff and volunteers from several agencies transported (by truck and by boat) about 600 bags of fossilized shells and stacked them around a small mangrove island near Pelican Island proper at the refuge that bears its name.  Learn more...

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