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Oyster Reef

 
 
Oyster Reef Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 26, 2014
1. Oyster Reef Marker
Inscription. The Chesapeake Bay’s native Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) is the keystone species and building block for habitat in the Bay (shown in picture below). The survival rate and diversity of other Bay organisms are directly connected to the abundance of the oyster. By filtering algae and sediment from the water, these immobile bivalves improve water quality. One adult oyster alone can filter on average forty-eight gallons of water a day.

As the entire Severn River is an oyster sanctuary, harvesting is prohibited. During the summer of 2011, an oyster reef was planted below the fishing pier, with over 2 million baby oysters (also known as “spat”) planted by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in partnership with Restore America’s Estuaries and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. As this reef continues to grow and mature, this three dimensional structure will attract a diverse selection of smaller species for larger fish and crabs to feed on. These oysters are helping to Save the Bay!

(Inscription below the photos at the bottom)
Eastern Oyster, Blue Crab, Oyster Toad Fish, Rockfish-Please don’t discard any fishing line—it is very hazardous to our park’s fish and fowl.
 
Erected by Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
 
Location.

Oyster Reef Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 26, 2014
2. Oyster Reef Marker
38° 59.682′ N, 76° 29.118′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on Jonas Green Park Road. Touch for map. The marker is located in Jonas Green Park. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21409, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Standing Guard (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Maryland World War II Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pearl Harbor Survivors Association (approx. 0.3 miles away); Prisoner of War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Albert Cabell Ritchie (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of the Severn (approx. 0.3 miles away); The United States Naval Academy Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Henry Hays Lockwood (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
 
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Sign at the entrance to Jonas Green Park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 26, 2014
3. Sign at the entrance to Jonas Green Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 28, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 200 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 28, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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