Modular, plastic-free and biogenic, they are living, growing, and reproducing with a complex three-dimensional structure for juvenile oyster settlement and protection.
One Year Later
Protoreefs have a clustered reef architecture with three generations of oysters and complex reef community. Spatial complexity and high surface area create habitat and refuge for juvenile oysters and many other species.
Protoreefs can create and promote productive, cooperative relationships between the fishing community, aquaculturists, scientists, and habitat restorers.
Urban Land/Water Interface
Protoreefs can be used to remediate and develop resilience in the urban land water interface. An individual oyster can filter 50 gallons of water/day, removing nitrogen, sequestering carbon and recycling nutrients. Oyster reefs buffer wave energy offering resilence to sea-level rise caused by climate change.