A new research project aims to restore oysters in New York Harbor.
An experimental reef is being built off Governors Island. It’s one of six reefs that will eventually be placed throughout New York Harbor and up the Hudson River as far as Hastings.
It’s being run through a partnership of scientists, not-for-profit groups and government agencies, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Experts say oysters are an important part of the ecosystem. The reefs could also help improve water quality and provide habitat for other species.