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Southern Oyster Reefs

Building South Australia's blue infrastructure for a greener future.

Oyster reefs covered over 1,500 km of South Australian coastline 200 years ago.

As oyster reefs play a similar role to coral reefs, this habitat would have teamed with fish and provided a home to thousands of marine species.

Today, oyster reefs in Australia are at less than 1% of their pre-colonial extent, and South Australia's native flat oyster (Ostrea angasi), is all but eradicated. We are turning the tide on this loss by restoring our lost oyster reefs.

Oysters Oysters - ecological superheros with a dark past.

Oyster reefs

Our Research Oysters face many contemporary stressors in the wild, including predation, habitat suitability, food availability and a warming and increasingly acidic ocean.

Our research

Restoration Oyster reef restoration – the largest in the southern hemisphere.

Restoration

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THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
SA 5005 AUSTRALIA

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T: +61 8 8313 6125
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