Rebuilding Southwest Florida’s oyster beds to fight red tide, blue-green algae
Published: July 23, 2019 5:38 PM EDT
Updated: December 6, 2019 12:05 PM EST
Scientist are looking at fighting the Southwest Florida water crisis with oysters.
They hope the delicacy will help fight red tide and blue-green algae.
Scientists at Florida Gulf Coast University hit the Estero Bay to survey areas where they can restore and expand oyster beds.
Dr. Mike parsons with FGCU’s Water School says oysters will actually improve the quality of the surrounding water by helping to clean up the water boost the surrounding ecosystems, lower boat wakes and help the water’s clarity.
Reporter Dannielle Garcia gives you a look under the water to see how expanding the oyster beds will help us on shore. Watch the full story above.