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.
Our Research Oysters face many contemporary stressors in the wild, including predation, habitat suitability, food availability and a warming and increasingly acidic ocean.
Restoration Oyster reef restoration – the largest in the southern hemisphere.
Get Involved Working toward the success of the reef.