Collecting shells from restaurants
Transporting shells to collection site
Shell mound as of March 2015
Volunteers bagging shell
Reef's worth of shell on trailer
Day with one of the largest group of volunteers
Remains of shell mound after volunteer efforts
Unloading shell at Cherry Grove location
Competing with the boaters for shoreline
Texting "reef completed, on way home"
Unloading shell at Singleton Swash location
Reef taking shape along tidal creek
Finishing second reef at Singleton
Yes, you did help carry all those bags of shell
Trucking bags to build Withers Swash reef
Reef in Family Kingdom Amusement Park...
...across from the roller coaster
Last reefs of the season in North Inlet
Reefs built with cache of local North Inlet shells
Bags trucked to nearby Bly Creek location...
...carried through the woods to the marsh...
...carried across the marsh to the tidal creek...
...where slowly two new reefs were constructed...
...before the tide came in...and sampling started
Gill nets and baited minnow traps set at low tide...
Gill nets sampling at high tide
Example of gill net catch
Example of one that got away
Fabricating oyster shell insets for pull traps
Pull and minnow trap prep
Placing traps at low tide in Singleton Swash
Sampling Singleton pull trap at high tide
Pull trap catch
Additional fish from pull traps
Tethering mussels for reef predation experiment
Tethered mud crabs ready for transport to reefs
Tethered mud crab on shell bag reef
Live (top) and dead (bottom) tethered mussels
Setting out spat collectors (tiles) on shell bag reefs
Spat settlement and growth on tiles
Measuring flow rates on shell bag reefs
Collecting natural reef oysters for comparisons
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© 2015 Keith Walters
Department of Marine Science
P. O. Box 261954
Coastal Carolina University
Conway, SC 29528