October 17th: An additional 5000 oysters were added to the Moriches Bay Project Oyster Bed to help strengthen previous populations that were set back in July. The oysters came from a combination of two year old oysters that were grown in cages bay the MBP and oyster cultch which was provided by Cornell Cooperative Extension. The goal of the project is to create a self-sustaining oyster population that will help seed more oysters in the area and help filter the water in Moriches Bay.
October 16th: Two year old oysters from the 906 Dune road oyster farm were collected from their cages to be used in a local habitat restoration project. The oysters averaged 4-5 inches in length and 3 inches in width. Many small fish and crustacean were found amongst the oysters which proves that even oyster cages can provide a health nursury. 20 cages were empty and then stored for winter.