Oyster reefs provide important benefits to the overall health of the Loxahatchee River by cleaning water, stabilizing shorelines and providing essential fish habitat. Oyster reefs have declined in the river due to a lack of hard surfaces where oyster larvae can attach. The Loxahatchee River District and their partners are working together to restore and conduct research on the oyster reefs in the Loxahatchee River. This restoration and research shows that oysters provide remarkable habitat that is home to a variety of fish, crabs, shrimp and other valuable species, while providing new areas for larval oysters to grow.
- 2012 FIU Research Summary
- 2011 Yeager and Layman Oyster Food Web
- 2011 FIU Loxahatchee River Oyster Reef Restoration Monitoring Report
- 2011 LRD Loxahatchee River Oyster Reef Restoration Monitoring Summary
- 2008-2009 Oyster Reef Restoration and Monitoring Report
- 2007-2008 Oyster Mapping and Recruitment Report
- 2003 Loxahatchee River Estuary Oyster Locations and Mapping